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Creating an app to support parents of special needs children

Sammy234
Sammy234 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited February 2021 in Research and opportunities
Hi everyone!

My team and I at the University of Bath are currently in the process of designing an app with the purpose of supporting parents of special needs children.

We have created a survey to help us understand if and what type of support parents of special needs children receive in order to create an effective support system for the parents.

We would really appreciate if anyone who is a parent of a special needs child could fill out this 5 minute survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5_GfqfDxYfYVn5J4Rp1iuRbLnVfsGI8kLpz1_M3tG_xofig/viewform

If you would like to discuss this survey/app with us any further, please leave you email address at the end of the survey or email me at [email protected]

Thank you in advance!!






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  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    To confirm, this research opportunity has been checked and verified as safe for our community.  Good luck to your team @sammy44 and I hope the app development goes smoothly :)

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  • forgoodnesssake
    forgoodnesssake Member Posts: 413 Pioneering
    I started this but I'm really sorry to say that the questions are so simplistic as to be virtually useless.  Asking what support parents get from the school or from the "government" indicates that whoever wrote the questionnaire knows very little about how benefits, EHCPs and Children's social care systems etc work.  Meaningful answers to that would be quite long, detailed and in many cases nuanced.  You also don't seem to ask if the support given is adequate, and so on.  Sorry but I needed to be honest. 
  • Sammy234
    Sammy234 Member Posts: 2 Listener

    Thank you for your feedback, it was really useful! I have changed a few of the questions in the survey to be based more around EHCPs and the quality of these plans or other social services. We are new to this area, so this feedback plus any other feedback you have is very helpful. Thanks again!

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