Quality of ‘Paid’ Special Education Advocates (SEAs)
You are invited to participate in a study regarding the quality of paid Special Education Advocates (SEAs) who support families who have a child with a disability. This study is led by Tisa Aceves, Ph.D., from Loyola Marymount University. You are participating in this study because you have a child with a disability and you have currently or previously hired or paid a Special Education Advocate to support you and your child with special needs.
The information you provide for this study will help us determine the quality of paid Special Education Advocates who support families who have a child with a disability. Currently, paid SEA’s often have background experiences in special education but are not attorneys or currently required to hold a formal license to provide legal advice. Your responses to this survey will help determine the overall quality of services provided by paid Special Education Advocates in your area.
The survey will take no more than 10 minutes of your time. Your responses to the survey are anonymous and will go directly to the research team at Loyola Marymount University. All data will be reported as a summary of all responses.
Your participation in this study is voluntary and you may skip any questions that you prefer not to answer. If you do not wish to participate in this study, you are not required to respond.
This study has received human subjects approval (LMU IRB 2016 SP 56) from Loyola Marymount University. If you have questions about your rights as a research participant or if you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns about the study or the informed consent process, contact:
David Hardy, Ph.D.
Chair, Institutional Review Board 1 LMU Drive, Suite 3000
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659 (310) 258-5465 firstname.lastname@example.org
For a copy of this consent form, click here.
If you have any general questions about the survey, please contact Tisa Aceves, Ph.D., Principal Investigator at Loyola Marymount University, email@example.com. Thank you for your consideration of this research study.