Now that urge and interest for telehealth have declined after the COVID-19 pandemic, we are interested in investigating professionals’ and families return to in-person services after using telehealth.

This project aims to investigate the experience of allied health managers and professionals working with families of young children with communication difficulties who have reduced or stopped providing/receiving services via telehealth and returned to in-person services.

Participants are required to fill out an online survey (approximately 10-15 minutes) about the overall experience of using telehealth. Participants will be asked about their interest to participate in a follow-up interview to further explore, describe, and identify factors that contributed to participants decision to reduce or stop using telehealth.

Data will be used to co-develop a set of evidence-based resources and recommendations to enhance the acceptance, adoption of, and trust in telehealth as an effective and equivalent format of service delivery with participant professionals and organisations.


  • Early intervention professionals, managers/executives of organisations providing early intervention and families of with families of young children (aged 0-7) with confirmed or suspected communication difficulties (e.g., autism, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, stuttering, speech and language difficulties).
  • People who have used telehealth (e.g., telepractice/online therapy) and decided to return to in-person early intervention.

Register your interest 

To register your interest, visit the links below. To find out more information, please contact Dr Felipe Retamal Walter and the research team on (07) 3346 7458.

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No.2022/HE002147].