Research

Telethon Speech & Hearing (TSH) supports research that will benefit those with hearing and/or speech and language impairments.

The primary focus of research undertaken and supported by TSH is for children, their families and professionals working in the field.

TSH partners with external organisations and researchers, who are invited to discuss project requirements with TSH. TSH reserves total discretion to either accept or reject a research application and all proposals from external researchers must be reviewed by TSH, which could take up to four weeks. If an application is rejected, there will be no further correspondence entered into. All researchers who visit the TSH campus and who have contact with enrolled children must present a valid Working with Children Check and a current Federal Police Clearance prior to attending.

For further information, please contact TSH’s Research Coordinator on (08) 9387 9888 or email.

Click here for a list of publications and conference presentations.

 

Research projects involving Telethon Speech & Hearing:

Projects

Researchers

Status

The Development of a Patient Decision Aid to Support Informed Decision-Making in the Audiological Management of Childhood Unilateral Hearing Loss

Ms Ann Porter (PhD Candidate), Griffith University, School of Applied Psychology

Professor Peter Creed, Griffith University

Dr Michelle Hood, Griffith University

Dr Mark Boschen, Griffith University

Dr Teresa Ching, National Acoustic Laboratories

In Progress

Transportation safety of Australian children with disabilities – A national survey

Miss Angela Downie, Curtin University

Professor Torbjorn Falkmer, Curtin University

Dr Sharmila Vaz, Curtin University

Miss Belinda Cuomo, Curtin University

Completed

How the distribution of influence relationships in teams affects collective leadership outcomes?

Mr Richard Goater (PhD Candidate), University of Western Australia,

Professor John Cordery, Curtin University

In Progress

The evaluation of the Pilbara Ear Health Model of Care: Health education promotion for teachers and health professionals

Dr Yuriko Kishida, TSH, Curtin University

Associate Professor Cori Williams, Curtin University

In progress

Enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of children with impaired hearing

*Supported by the Healthway Health Promotion Research Project Grant 2015

Professor Donna Cross et al., Telethon Kids Institute

In Progress

The development of babbling and communication in infants at risk of cerebral palsy

Dr Roslyn Ward et al., Princess Margaret Hospital

In Progress

Self-regulatory speech training for children with specific language impairment and their typically developing peers

Dr Donna Bayliss, The University of Western Australia

Dr Safiyyah Abdul Aziz, The University of Western Australia

Professor Janet Fletcher, The University of Western Australia

In Progress

Improving hearing healthcare access and outcomes – Paediatric stream

Professor Louise Hickson et al., The University of Queensland

In Progress

An online survey of mental health, wellbeing and school experiences of young people with chronic conditions in mainstream schools in WA

Dr Ashleigh Lin et al., Telethon Kids Institute

In Progress

There and back again, from research to practice in early childhood intervention

Ms Kate Moseley, University of Western Sydney, Associate Professor Christine Johnston, University of Western Sydney

In Progress

Exploring the nurse practitioner role in Australia from the perspective of employers: a qualitative study

Ms Stacy Leidel, Curtin University

Dr Ruth McConigley, Curtin University

In Progress

Impact of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on hearing-impaired adults and children

Dr Andrea Simpson, La Trobe University

Ms Lauryn Stewart, La Trobe University

Completed

Maternal capacity for reflective functioning and developmental correlates in children aged 4 years

Dr Matt Ruggiero, Curtin University

In Progress

Sight and sound: A history of deaf education in Western Australia

Mr Geoffrey Smith, Murdoch University

Professor Michael Sturma, Murdoch University

In Progress

Middle ear disease and hearing loss in Indigenous Western Australian children: Analysis of ear health data: 2012 – 2014

Ms Vivian Lee, Curtin University

Associate Professor Cori Williams, Curtin University

Dr Yuriko Kishida, Telethon Speech & Hearing, Curtin University

Completed

The incidence of middle ear disease and hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the remote communities of Western Australia: 2012-2014

Ms Julie Kim Nguyen, Curtin University

Associate Professor Cori Williams, Curtin University

Dr Yuriko Kishida, Telethon Speech & Hearing, Curtin University

Completed

Early speech production development in infant at familial risk of speech sound disorder

Dr Neville Hennessey, Curtin University

Associate Professor Cori Williams, Curtin University

Ms Elizabeth Skinner, Curtin University

Completed

The incidence of middle ear disease and hearing loss in ATSI children in WA

*Supported by the Perpetual Foundation

Dr Yuriko Kishida, TSH, Curtin University

Associate Professor Cori Williams, Curtin University

Ms Peta Monley, TSH

Completed

The effect of graphical feedback on verbal interactions between parents and children with hearing impairment

Dr Yuriko Kishida, TSH, Curtin University, Macquarie University

Dr Coral Kemp, Macquarie University – Associate Professor Cori Williams, Curtin University

Completed

Use of Language Environment Analysis (LENA) in Auditory-Verbal Therapy: Perceptions of parents of children with hearing impairment and their therapists

Dr Yuriko Kishida, TSH, Curtin University

Associate Professor Cori Williams, Curtin University

Completed

Implementation of Fear-less Triple P- Positive Parenting Program in parents of preschool aged children with anxiety disorders

Dr Trevor Mazzucchelli, Curtin University

Ms Phoebe Edgeworth, Curtin University

Completed

Hear Right Now (Sound Scouts)

Ms Carolyn Mee, cmee4 productions

Dr Harvey Dillon, National Acoustic Laboratories

Completed

Sound Connections: Listening and spoken language development and social inclusion of children with hearing loss

*Supported by the Telstra Foundation

First Voice Centres:

Cora Barclay Centre – South Australia

Hear and Say Queensland

The Hearing House – New Zealand

The Shepherd Centre – New South Wales

Taralye – Victoria

Telethon Speech and Hearing – Western Australia

Completed

The state of Western Australia’s children and young people – edition two

Commissioner for Children and Young People

Completed

Online social capital and literacy skills of adolescents with hearing loss: A pilot study

Dr Jill Duncan, Victorian Deaf Education Institute

Completed

Caregiver-child interaction in hearing impaired and normally hearing children: A qualitative comparison

Ms Michelle Saetre-Turner, Curtin University

Associate Professor Cori Williams, Curtin University

Ms Michelle Quail, Curtin University

Completed

Analysing a new mobile bilateral audiology test for children

Mr Luke Brook, Edith Cowan University

Dr Trish Williams, Edith Cowan University

Completed

The need and uses of the Ida ‘My World’ counselling tool in paediatric rehabilitation for hearing impaired children

Ms Jessica Round, The University of Western Australia

Dr Robert Patuzzi, The University of Western Australia

Completed

Discovering hearing

impaired children with

teacher assessments

Ms Amy Prentice, The University of Western

Australia

Dr Robert Patuzzi, The University of Western Australia

Completed

The relationship between otitis media and literacy outcomes of urban Indigenous Australian school children

Ms Lydia Timms, Curtin University

Associate Professor Cori Williams, Curtin University

Professor Stephanie F. Stokes, University of Canterbury

Completed