This survey is for qualified speech and language therapists (SLTs) currently practising in the UK and Republic of Ireland who have registered on UCLeXtend to set up an account for Better Conversations with Aphasia (BCA), a free e-learning resource to improve access to conversation therapy for SLTs, and for people with aphasia (https://extendstore.ucl.ac.uk/product?catalog=UCLXBCA).
BCA is one approach to ‘communication partner training’ or CPT, the term describing a group of interventions that aim to improve the skills of communication partners, and sometimes of people with aphasia (PWA) themselves, to facilitate communicative participation for PWA. BCA is underpinned by Conversation Analysis (CA).
BCA currently has 6300+ registered users, worldwide. We want to evaluate the impact of BCA on the clinical practice of SLTs. We are starting with SLTs practising in the UK and Republic of Ireland. We want to know how you are using the resource, and its impact on you and the services you provide. In this survey we sometimes ask you about the BCA resource - we mean all the online materials. On other occasions we ask you about the BCA therapy programme – we mean the therapy programme available in Module 3.1, with session plans and downloadable handouts.
The results of this survey including any comments you may make will be presented and published and will help us with future research to directly address the practice-evidence gap by exploring the barriers and supports to implementing BCA in daily clinical practice.
This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. If you need to, you can save, exit and return to complete the survey later.
Responses to this survey (including comments) are recorded anonymously. However, you may choose to supply an email address in response to certain questions for follow up contact from the team. This will not be stored with your survey responses. At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you want to enter our prize draw for a £30 Amazon gift voucher. If you do, you will be asked to leave your email address. This will not be stored with your survey responses.
If you choose to complete this survey it will indicate that you consent to the data generated being used for the stated purposes. Please be assured that no identifiable personal data will be collected. Your responses will be anonymous, stored securely and will not be passed on to any third parties. You will not receive further unsolicited emails from UCL. Please see the UCL research participant privacy notice if you require further information UCL general research participant privacy notice.
Thank you for reading this information.
The BCA Team, led by Dr Suzanne Beeke
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL