Speech-Language Project Summer Position

You are invited to participate in a project that brings together students from Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador Stuttering Association, Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and SLPs across the province of NL. Inspired by the historic Fogo Island film series, this project seeks to document the personal experiences of those who communicate with speech-language differences.


A professional filmmaker will teach you and a MUN student research assistant (RA) to shoot short-documentary videos using your smartphones or personal cameras. With further assistance from our filmmaker mentor, you and your student partner will shoot a short-documentary film (around 5 minutes in length) that illustrates how you engage in conversation with others in your community, including any limitations that you may face. Each short will be publicly screened at an online event presented by the Communication Collaborative, a research group in solidarity with NLers living with speech, language and voice differences.We are recruiting just 5 individuals with speech-language differences and their SLPs across the whole province. We wish we could work with more – and hope to depending on the success of this pilot project.


You will receive a **$300** stipend for participating (based on ~19 hours @ **$15.85** per hour) plus a **$100** honorarium (**$400** total). Student RAs will travel to collaborate with you in your own community (or vice-versa, if desired). Travel, accommodation expenses, and a per diem provided. This project has been approved by Memorial University’s Inter-disciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research and follows their approved protocols, including a declaration of informed consent from participants.
Requirements:


Over the age of 18. If younger, you will need parental consent to participate.
Must be a current or former client of a speech-language pathologist in NL.
Able to collaborate with a student partner from Memorial University for approximately 15-19 hours between May 25 and July 30, 2022.


Any questions or expressions of interest can be sent to Dr. Paul De Decker (Memorial, Linguistics Department) at [pauldd@mun.ca](mailto:pauldd@mun.ca).

Paul De Decker
Associate Professor, Linguistics Department
Memorial University of Newfoundland