The I-ASC study investigates four key research questions to meet the aims and objectives of the project:
- What attributes related to the child, and generic communication aids, do clinicians consider important in making decisions about communication aid provision?
- What other factors influence or inform the final decision?
- What attributes are considered important by other participants (e.g. the child and their family) and how do these impact in the short, medium and long term?
- What decision support guidance and resources would enhance the quality, accountability and comparability of decision making?