Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology


telepractice intervention


The general objective of this study is to determine the caregivers’ perceived factors on the barriers and facilitators for participation in SLP telepractice intervention in DLSMHSI Satellite Centers. This research is a qualitative phenomenological exploratory study in which an inductive approach was used. The study was conducted through Google meet with the link provided by the Department of Speech and Language Pathology, DLSMHSI. Four participants were interviewed from the different Satellite Centers of DLSMHSI. The data gathering procedure was done using Key Informant Interviews (KII) provided with forward-backward translations to ensure reliability of questions. The interview protocols were validated by two certified SLPs. An interviewer and a live transcriber were present during the data gathering procedure and on-the-record transcriptions were done by another researcher not present in the interview. Afterwards, data triangulation was done to check both transcriptions’ accuracy. The researchers performed thematic analysis of the responses of the four participants and created codes according to the underlying recurrent theme of the responses. Results show that the caregivers’ perceived facilitators were the caregiver’s knowledge, time management, patient- related factors, session environment, and the convenience of services. These themes include the accommodations the satellite center is offering for telepractice sessions. Barriers were the time management, patient- related factors, and environment. More specifically scheduling conflicts, patient’s uncontrollable behaviors, comorbidities, and internet problems which affects their participation in the telepractice sessions. Though there were limitations, the current implementation of telepractice in the Philippines is sufficient, and beneficial for the caregivers and patients.

First Advisor

Larissa Christia F. Adique, CSP-PASP