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A Clinician-Researcher Partnership in a Low-service Area in Northern Canada

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Jacqueline Lim, PhD, James Cook University; Trelani F Milburn, PhD, University of Alberta; Monique Charest, PhD, University of Alberta.

This presentation will discuss the experience of a clinician-researcher partnership that developed a community-based study in a rural Northern Canadian town. The study explored the impact of a parent-child-teacher drawing activity on improving the oral language and emergent literacy skills of local preschool children. The study arose out of the real-world challenges of providing speech pathology services in a community with significant economic, social and health challenges. It will outline not only the results of the study but reflect on the challenges of clinician-researcher partnerships and community-based research.



Intended Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Communication Health Assistants, Students

Age Group(s)

Pre-School (0-4), School Aged (5-17)

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