Are you worried about communicative screening tool?
Our newly invented STAD can help you！
Our STAD team of developers caters to your needs to effectively screen for communicative dysfunctions during your busy clinical time.
STAD can be used immediately, it is easy to understand and enables us to make decisions for further evaluation. Rin Shibuya (SLP).
■Japanese version of STAD can be found at here
CREATING THERAPY STRATEGY
STAD was specifically designed for Speech-Language Pathologist’s (SLP’s) clinical practice and can be useful in specific contexts, such as in early bedside investigations, obtaining a quick summary of communicative function prior to the administration of other tests, and in cases where more in-depth testing is not feasible.
PROVIDING ACCURATE EVALUATION
Our previous study included over 200 healthy controls and 400 patients proved its validity and reliability. These psychometric features ensure that STAD can be used as a dependable tool in clinical sessions.
SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE
Owing to its simplicity, STAD is easy to administer. This feature enables STAD to assist the communicative function of any brain injury patient and helps build good relationships with them.
TRACKING COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
STAD scores can indicate quantitatively the severity of the communicative function. When plotting patient scores on the STAD profile sheet over time, changes in the severity of the patients ability to communicate can be visualized.
The best thisn about STAD is that it is
Completely FREE of CHARGE!
But… ONLY for a limited period of time
The STAD can be adopted for any brain injury patient, provided that the patient can open their eyes spontaneously and can be used in any situation, such as clinical rooms, bedside, day rooms, and the home environment. STAD is highly suited to clinical practice.
STAD comprises of simple items, which are typically used in the clinical practice of Speech-Language pathology. STAD can be used without specific expertise, provided you are a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). For further details on this, please refer to the “belief administration/scoring manual” which is provided with the STAD.
The more communicative evaluation tools you have at your disposal, the more informed you become and better choices about treatment can be made. In addition, you have everything to gain because STAD is now COMPLETELY FREE for a limited time only.
Thanks to KAKENHI funding from the Japanese government, we can offer STAD free of charge. While STAD is free to use, we would greatly appreciate feedback on the use of STAD in practice. As part of our continued research, we will be evaluating the success of the approach and practitioners are invited to contribute by taking part in future experiments.
STAD is specifically designed for SLPs only. However we are considering making it available to other professions in the future. If you have ideas about other potential application areas
in the medical domain, we would be delighted to hear from you.
※ Please note we do not accept applications from those who are not medical experts.
Please fill in the form in “Contact us.”
An email will be sent to you within a few days.
We will send you information on how to use STAD effectively.
After preparing the items used for STAD assessment, you can immediately administer it.
Do you work in a busy, acute-care hospital? Get communicative screener testing in 10 m (9 m 48 s on average).
Only three objects are required. You can use STAD at the bedside, in the home environment, day rooms, and clinical rooms.
With STAD expert
We look forward to your questions. Please feel free to contact us.
Ms. Ayumi Uehara (SLP)
I have been thinking about how I can reduce the burden of patients’, how I can better understand their symptoms at an early stage, and how to perform screenings in a short period. STAD is not difficult to use and it gets easier with practice. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Ms. Miho Miyasaka (SLP)
When reviewing new patients, there were differences in review points between beginner medical members and experienced experts, and it seemed that beginners were not sure how to review them. We provided advice, however we were not convinced that our advice was 100% correct. Although screening is easy, the contents need to be understood.
Because we provide the STAD for FREE, we would be grateful if you could consider:
And making the STAD more useful and effective for improved clinical practice in the future!