Monday, April 30, 2012

Survey for Self Care Skills

There is an OT, Kristin Roll, from Minnesota who is collecting information on a child's ability to complete self-care and home/community related skills in order to create a standardized test.  She hopes that this test will assist families in getting occupational therapy services covered for their children.  She is self funding this study. Here is some background information and the link for parents to complete the survey.

From Kristin Roll, MA OTR/L:

"I am a mother of two toddlers (Xavier and Carsten) and pediatric occupational therapist working at Capernaum Pediatrics, in New Hope, Minnesota. I have been working as an occupational therapist for the past 7 years and was frustrated with the lack of standardized tests that asses a child’s ability to complete self-care activities. I wanted to do something to help the children and the families that I work with so I started this research project. I am looking for caregivers of children ages 2-18 years old to take a one time online survey about their child’s ability to complete self-care and home/community related skills. Information from this project will be used to create a standardize test to help children with special needs qualify for therapy services and support covered by their insurance companies. I am an independent researcher funding this project on my own. I am using Kwik Survey a free online survey company for data collection. When you click on the link below, you will be taken to Kwik Survey. There you will see my consent form, demographic questions (to make sure I have a diverse sample), and then the self-care and home/community skills questionnaire. The questionnaire is multiple choice and no questions will identify you or your child to the data. Please feel free to make comments at the end of the survey. Your input is important to me. Thank you for your support! Please feel free to forward this information on to family and friends.

Please let me know if you need any more information or have any other questions. I really appreciate your support!"
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