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Implementation Assessment Task Force

 

To learn more about the work of this task force and opportunities to participate, please contact the task force chair.

 

GOALS

  • Analyze who is downloading the manual and for what purposes
  • Acquire feedback from those who have downloaded the manual or are trying to use the RTSS
  • Facilitate communication between those who have downloaded the manual or are attempting to use the RTSS for similar purposes (e.g., clinical, educational, and/or research uses)
  • Synthesize RTSS user feedback to suggest the development of tools to enhance application of the RTSS

CHAIR

Jarrad H. Van Stan, PhD, CCC-SLP

Jarrad H. Van Stan, PhD, CCC-SLP

CHAIR

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Speech Language Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation
Adjunct Assistant Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions

CURRENT PROJECTS

  1. Analyze who is downloading the Manual and for what purposes.
    RESULTS:
    • 408 rehab professional have downloaded the Manual since 6/2018:
      • Interest in the Manual appears to be increasing
      • 52 people in 2018 *only available for 6 months*
      • 177 people in 2019
      • 179 people thus far in 2020 (projected to be ~220 people based on past years)
    • Multiple disciplines have shown interest for multiple reasons
      • Disciplines:
        • SLP = 114
        • OT = 97
        • Physicians = 64
        • PT = 58
        • Psychology = 46
        • Other (Rec, RN, Researchers) = 29
      • Primary reason for download:
        • Clinical Care = 126
        • Research = 109
        • Education = 84
        • Explore = 89
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  2. Aquire information on attempts to understand and/or use the RTSS.
    RESULTS:

     

    • Conducted an online survey mainly about the usefulness of the Manual
      • Sent 3 rounds of emails to 169 downloaders between 1/1/2020 and 3/15/2020
        • Received 38 responses
        • There were 3 main barriers reported
          1. A lot of content to learn and synthesize together
          2. It is difficult to apply the concepts and content
          3. It is difficult to get researcher and clinician buy-in to spend the time/effort adopting the RTSS
        • Addressing the barriers
          1. These feel more like “Skills and Habits” difficulties, not “Representations” difficulties
          2. Need to develop tools that help apply the RTSS and concretely show it’s benefits
  3. Acquire information on the benefits, barriers, and facilitators for applying the RTSS in research, clinic, and education: