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What is this research study about?

This study aims to find out whether a new questionnaire can identify young children’s strengths and challenges in play and whether it can be used to set goals.

Why should I help?

Play is an important activity that supports social skills, physical skills and wellbeing. Identifying a child’s strengths and challenges is important to target early intervention. Since parents and caregivers know their child best, a questionnaire might be an effective way to find out about an individual child’s play abilities. This study aims to find out whether the questionnaire is useful in supporting parents/caregivers to have strength-based conversations about their child’s play with their occupational therapist. At the end of the study, the questionnaire will be made freely available online.

Who can take part?

You are invited to take part in this study if you are:

  • 1) The parent/caregiver of a child aged between 3-6 years (child does not need to have an official diagnosis) and live in Australia
  • 2) An occupational therapist working with children aged between 3-6 years and live in Australia

Who is conducting this study?

This study is funded by the University of South Australia.

Researchers from the University of South Australia are leading this study.

What will I be asked to do?

If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete two online questionnaires. Together, they will take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.

When and where?

You can complete the questionnaires online at any time that is convenient for you.

To find out more about the study and register to participate:

Please contact Ann at ann.kennedy-behr@unisa.edu.au

Please feel free to forward this information to others who might also be interested in participating.

Please feel free to forward this information to others who might also be interested in participating.

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