Research Corner

Research Surveys for YOUR Participation

From time to time, OSHA receives information on research projects and surveys around the nation, and even around the world. That information is posted here for the benefit of our members, friends and sponsors. If you have additional questions or need further information, please contact the sponsoring organization directly.


We are students at the University of Wyoming. Under the supervision of Professors Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker and Erin Bush, we are conducting a survey of health care received by persons with Parkinson’s disease.

Please click the link to our survey:

This survey can be completed by either people with Parkinson’s disease or their caregivers. Each person will answer questions about any treatment the person with Parkinson’s has received in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, or medication management. We appreciate you sharing our survey link with your family and friends.

We can also send you a paper copy in the mail with a postage-paid return envelope. Please email, mail, or phone your mail requests to: Professor Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker (PH.D., M.S., M.A., CCC-A/SLP) or Erin Bush (PhD, CCC-SLP) at:, by phone at (307) 766-6098, or mail a request to: Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker PH.D., M.S., M.A., CCC-A/SLP Department of Communication Disorders Dept. 3311, 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071 Thank you! Kirsten Kropkowski, Josephine Cox, Wendy Dietz

My name is Kameron Carden, and I am a Ph.D. candidate working under the direction of Dr. Robin McWilliam in the Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities at the University of Alabama. We are seeking information from special education practitioners, including school-based speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, early childhood special education teachers, and teachers of the deaf, regarding how they evaluate and determine initial special education eligibility for preschoolers who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) using listening and spoken language (LSL) as their communication mode. We recognize that hearing loss is a low-incidence disability. Respondents do not need to have evaluated a preschooler who is DHH to complete the survey. Rather, evaluating preschoolers for special education eligibility determinations should be part of their responsibilities, so that the respondent may encounter this situation in the future.

This study has IRB approval through the University of Alabama. The anonymous survey should take the respondent approximately 15-25 minutes to complete. The information from this survey will help us understand how preschoolers who are DHH using LSL are evaluated and considered for initial special education eligibility, which could help drive evidence-based assessment practices for children who are DHH.