Information Statement


The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kansas supports the practice of protection for human subjects participating in research. The following information is provided for you to decide whether you wish to participate in the present study. You should be aware that even if you agree to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time without penalty.

We are conducting this study to better understand perceptions of general education teachers and speech-language pathologists regarding augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). This will entail your completion of a survey. Your participation is expected to take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete the survey. The content of the survey should cause no more discomfort than you would experience in your everyday life.

Your participation is solicited, although strictly voluntary. Your name will not be associated in any way with the research findings. Your identifiable information will not be collected. It is possible, however, with Internet communications, that through intent or accident someone other than the intended recipient may see your response.

If you would like additional information concerning this study before or after it is completed, please feel free to contact us by phone or mail.

Completion of the survey indicates your willingness to take part in this study and that you are at least 18 years old. If you have any additional questions about your rights as a research participant, you may call (785) 864-7429 or write the Human Subjects Committee Lawrence Campus (HSCL), University of Kansas, 2385 Irving Hill Road, Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7563, email


Caitlin Lackey, B.S.
Principal Investigator

Rachel Hoge, B.A.
Principal Investigator

Jane Wegner, Ph. D., CCC-SLP
Faculty Supervisor

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders
Haworth Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045