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Call for research participants re children's speech and language therapy in Ireland

A poster image calling for research participants on the experience of children's speech and language therapy in Ireland for ESTA calls for research participants re experiences of speech and language therapy for children in Ireland.

ESTA is a new research project, focusing on using AI to enhance Speech and Language Therapy for children.

Why is this study being done?
The speech and language therapy service in Ireland faces many challenges, including staff shortages and lengthy waiting lists. This project aims to identify innovative solutions to improve efficiency and enhance service delivery in speech and language therapy. We want to understand the needs of people involved in the service, namely speech and language therapists and parents of children in attending speech and language therapy. 

What would I have to do?
You will be asked to take part in a short interview, to share your opinions and ideas about the speech and language therapy service. This can take place on the NCI campus, the Trinity campus, or at another suitable place in the greater Dublin area, at your convenience, subject to interviewer availability, or can be arranged via Zoom or MS Teams.

The interview would last from 20-40 minutes depending on how much you would like to say in response to our questions. In the interview, a researcher would ask you about your experiences of the speech and language therapy service, including things that went well and challenges you encountered.

Participants can be parents or legal guardians of children who have attended speech and language therapy, speech and language therapists, or anyone who has had involvement with the service.

If you are interested, or have any questions, please contact

Your data
During the interview, one researcher will be taking notes that will exclude any identifying information about you. The interview won’t be recorded. Your interview answers will be anonymised before being used in our research. This research has been ethically approved by Trinity College Dublin.

More about ESTA
This project is a collaboration between National College of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin, funded by Science Foundation Ireland as part of the OurTech National Challenge. Learn more about ESTA