Tag Archives: Research participation

Do you have a child between the ages of 3-5?

Cara Swit, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences is exploring parent’s perceptions of their children’s social behaviours.

What are some of the social and non-social behaviours that parents observe preschool age children using? How do parents intervene in non-social behaviours such as aggression? Are parents equipped with the knowledge and skills to foster healthy social relationships in their young children? How can parents be better supported in understanding young children’s social development? This project is an opportunity for parents of children between the ages of 3-5 to share their perceptions about young children’s social development.

Parents are critical influences on children’s development of social behaviours during early childhood. Young children have been seen modelling similar behaviours used by adults and may even internalise societal and cultural standards of behaviours. Knowing more about parent’s perceptions and responses to young children’s social behaviours will provide important knowledge about the types of information and resources that can be developed to better support them in fostering healthy social relationships for their child.

This project is seeking parents of children between the ages of 3-5 years to take part in a 15 minute online survey. If you meet this criteria, you can participate in this survey by clicking the link provided. Please also share the survey link with your friends, whānau, and colleagues. All responses are voluntary and anonymous.

Complete the survey here

Survey: do you have a child who has had speech-language therapy?

Stephie MacIntyre is a Speech-Language Therapist and master’s student in Speech and Language Sciences at UC.  For her dissertation, she is studying parental expectations of speech-language therapy and needs your help. 

What are parents’ expectations of speech-language therapy for their children?  Are parents’ expectations being met during the course of the therapy and how do their expectations change? These are some of the questions that I am trying to answer in my research.

Parental involvement in their child’s therapy is important, however when people feel that their concerns or questions are not being answered or taken seriously there can be a tendency to disconnect.  Knowing more about what New Zealand parents are wanting for from their child’s speech-language therapy will help speech-language therapists to deliver therapy in a manner that suits the child and their family best.

For my research I am seeking parents of children who are either currently receiving speech-language therapy services in New Zealand or have in the last year to take part in a 10-15 minute online survey that is looking at answering these questions.  If you fit this criteria please complete the survey by clicking the link below (the link can also be shared with others that fit the criteria). Responses are voluntary and anonymous,

Click here for the survey>