This mixed-methods study investigates the delivery of a technology-enhanced aphasia therapy program by speech pathology students. A convergent parallel mixed methods design is used, in which qualitative and quantitative data are collected in parallel, analysed separately, and then merged. In this study, a questionnaire completed pre-and post-participation in the aphasia program will be used to test the theory that participation in a student-led technology-enhanced therapy program will positively influence student knowledge, attitudes and confidence in the use of ICT in aphasia management. Qualitative data obtained through semi-structured interviews completed pre-and post-participation in the aphasia program will explore student knowledge of eHealth and perceptions regarding its application in aphasia management.

Expected outcomes and deliverables:

The research scholar will have the opportunity to participate in data analysis (both qualitative and quantitative analysis) and contribute to the write up of a publication.

Suitable for:

This project is open to Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons) or Master of Speech Pathology Studies.

Project members

Dr Sarah Wallace

Lecturer in Speech Pathology
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences