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SenITA – Parent Survey

Are you a parent of a child who is between the ages of 4 and 11 who has autism and associated sensory processing difficulties, and is in mainstream education?

Please, can you complete the survey below? It is to help us to gather information from across England about the care which children who have autism receive.



Information from Cardiff University

Survey of usual care for children with ASD who have sensory processing difficulties.

In this survey, we are interested in finding out what is normally available on the NHS throughout the UK for children with autism who have sensory processing difficulties.

This survey forms part of a bigger piece of work taking place in Occupational Therapy (OT) services – the next step will be a randomised controlled trial comparing what we find in this survey with Sensory Integration Therapy. When the randomised controlled trial starts, it will be run in South Wales and Cornwall.

We would like to build an accurate picture of what services are currently offered to families in your area, and would welcome your views in this survey.

You should complete this survey if you have a child who is between the ages of 4 and 11 who has autism and associated sensory processing difficulties, and is in mainstream education. 

Following this survey a discrete number of parents or carers may be contacted to take part in either telephone interviews of focus groups, if you would be interested in being contacted for this purpose please ensure you provide your contact information when asked and indicate your interest at the end of the survey. Please also indicate whether you would be interested in hearing more about the Randomised Controlled Trial if you live in South Wales or Cornwall.

Thank you for your contribution to this research

If you have any problems or questions about the completion of the survey or if you would like more information about the possibility of your child participating in the main study please click to contact the SenITA Team.

Data protection statement

For the purposes of this survey Cardiff University is the data controller. All data collected in this survey will be held securely by the survey software provider (University of Bristol) under contract and then retained by Cardiff University Centre for Trials Research (CTR) in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). Data from the survey, including answers to questions where personal details are requested, will only be used by the SenITA Study team to inform the SenITA study.


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