Project ProfileMMU/University of Ghana Speech and Language Therapy Education Collaboration

Principal InvestigatorJulie Marshall

  • Start Date1 March, 2015
  • End Date31 October, 2015

Project TeamDr Julie Marshall

External Providers and Collaborators

This is an international project involving contributors from other countries.

The project is a collaboration with the Speech and Language Therapy team, Audiology and Speech and Language Therapy Dept., School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana (UoG).

Projects Aims

The aims of the project are:

  • to use Theory of Change, to identify and agree goals, activities, priorities and support needs, for the development of services for people with communication disabilities (PWCD) in Ghana and specifically for the establishment of a Masters programme in speech and language therapy, at the University of Ghana;
  • to explore and agree on how MMU’s speech and language therapy team and the University of Ghana SLT team can collaborate in working towards developing services for people with communication disabilities in Ghana and on the establishment of a SLT degree programme;
  • to agree the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed by external professionals to provide support in the development of service for PWCD.

As well as the aims described above, the two teams aim to further develop collaborative research related the development of services for people with communication disabilities in Ghana. Julie Marshall already supervises the PhD study of one of the University of Ghana team (Karen Wylie) and they have a number of joint publications.

Activity

The main activity of the project will be two visits to Ghana by Julie Marshall, which together with a MMU based project steering group, will achieve the project aims.

Output

The project will produce:

  • Two theories of change related to the development of services for PWCD in Ghana;
  • Guidelines for the knowledge skills and attitude profile required of external support personnel;
  • Collaborative research plans.