Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology


continuing education, professional Development


This study aimed to explore the perceptions of Filipino SLPs in CEPD participation. Specifically, the different factors that act as facilitators and barriers in CEPD, as well as the attitudes of Filipino SLPs that can affect their engagement. The researchers utilized a Qualitative-Phenomenological approach to gather information and insights through interviews. The participants of this study included four Speech and Language Pathology faculty members of De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute. They were interviewed by the researchers which allowed the study to explore their perceptions regarding CEPD engagement. All data gathered underwent thematic analysis to identify, analyze, and report patterns referred to as themes. Analysis revealed 14 final codes and 5 major themes: (1) Professional Advancement, (2) Priorities when engaging in CEPD, (3) Attitudes of SLP Faculties towards CEPD, (4) Accessibility of CEPD Programs, and (5) Preferences of SLP Academicians when engaging in CEPD that are categorized under personal and structural factors. Findings of the study shed light on the current CEPD engagement trends of the SLP profession which could be looked into in creating relevant and fitting criteria, standards, and CEPD programs applicable for the SLP profession. The results suggest that engagement in CEPD is important to improve one’s practice, as well as widen their knowledge in areas they take interest. It also revealed satisfying personal preferences and having a positive attitude helps increase SLPs CEPD engagement. Lastly, to encourage further participation, concerns in accessibility must be addressed.

First Advisor

Kerwyn Jim Chan, CSP-PASP