OpenConf

Full Program »

IKT and Establishing a Collaborative Research Team: Best Practices for Literacy

File
View File
pdf
1.1MB

IKT and Establishing a Collaborative Research Team: Best Practices for Literacy

Aim: The aim of this poster is to describe the steps and activities that were undertaken in order to: establish a collaborative research team, develop a specific research question, and prepare a funding application for an integrated knowledge translation (IKT) grant. The topic of interest was literacy best practices for children with complex communication needs, and how to bridge the implementation gap between current vs. best practice.

Method and Results: School/parent teams who met criteria were invited to apply for an opportunity to become a collaborative research partner with an existing research team. Expectation of a two year commitment to complete the proposed project was clearly communicated. Following selection of a school/parent team, several meetings took place over the course of one year to: explain concepts related to action based research and IKT, explain the project in greater detail and confirm interest, identify challenges and barriers related to teaching reading and writing to children with complex communication needs, and to finalize the research question. An on-line survey was used to determine the preferred methods for the research project. The entire collaborative research team was involved in the preparation of the final funding application.

Conclusion: Five major challenges were identified by the collaborative research team and these will be highlighted in the poster presentation.

Author(s):

Pascal Lefebvre    
Laurentian University
Canada

Jocelyn Barden-Underhill    
Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre
Canada

Amita Furgoch    
Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre
Canada

Jean Ju    
Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre
Canada

Leslie Walker    
Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre
Canada

 

Powered by OpenConf®
Copyright ©2002-2014 Zakon Group LLC