Parent's quality of life study

A PhD student at the University of Portsmouth is carrying out an investigation into the quality of life in parents and caregivers of children receiving speech and language therapy, and wants your help.


Keira White says, "These days, when you take a child who stammers for speech & language therapy, there is a much bigger emphasis on involving the parent or caregiver in the treatment. 

'Providing high levels of care for children with functional needs has been shown to directly impact a parent/caregiver’s physical and mental health. This highlights the need to look into the quality of life for parents during and after therapy, not just the child.

'I want to investigate and provide a platform for parents and caregivers of children who stammer to discuss their quality of life, by looking at your thoughts and feelings — this is something that has rarely been done within research."

What will it involve?

The research involves completing a short 15-20 minute online questionnaire. You will be asked to answer questions about your child and your quality of life. To take part, see the link below. 

Who can take part?

Please take part if you are a parent or caregiver in the UK of a child aged 2-11 years who is currently receiving speech and language therapy.

How to take part

If you'd like to take part in Keira's study, access the online questionnaire by clicking here.


If you have any questions about the study, or would like to find out more, please email Keira at

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