WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS STUDY?
You may not benefit personally from being in this study. We hope that in the future other parents might benefit from this study by receiving improved psychological reports as a result of your feedback, which may help them to better understand their child’s strengths, needs, and unique learning profile.
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY?
You may choose to not participate in the study. The study is voluntary, and it is your right to choose to participate or not.
WILL IT COST ME ANYTHING TO BE IN THIS STUDY?
You will not have any costs for being in this research study
WILL I BE PAID FOR PARTICIPATING?
You will not be directly paid for being in this research study, but you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of eight $25 Visa gift cards.
ARE MY RECORDS CONFIDENTIAL?
The records of this study will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law. In any report about this study that might be published, you will not be identified. Your study record, which will have no record of your personally identifiable information, may be reviewed by government agencies, Office of Human Subjects Protection and The University of South Dakota- Institutional Review Boards.
Any information that is obtained in connection with this study and that can be identified with you will remain confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission or as required by law. Your confidentiality will be maintained by means of not collecting personal identifying information such as name, address, telephone number, etc. within the survey, and any information collected for entry into the drawing will in no way be connected to your survey responses. The information you submit for entry into the drawing will be destroyed upon distribution of all eight of the gift cards.
If we write a report or article about this study, we will describe the study results in a summarized manner so that you cannot be identified.
IS THIS STUDY VOLUNTARY?
Your participation is voluntary. You may choose not to participate or you may discontinue your participation at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. Your decision whether or not to participate will not affect your current or future relations with The University of South Dakota.
WHOM MAY I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
You may ask any questions you have now or later.
The researcher conducting this study is:
Whitney Burke (424) 218-6480 during the day and after hours.
You may call this number if you have questions, concerns, or complaints about the research.
If you have questions regarding your rights as a research subject, you may contact The University of South Dakota- Office of Human Subjects Protection at (605) 677-6184.
You may also call this number about any problems, complaints, or concerns you have about this research study.
You may also call this number if you cannot reach research staff, or you wish to talk with someone who is independent of the research team.
Completion of this survey implies that you have read the information in this form and consent to participate in the research.