Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology


Augmentative and Alternative Communications, Communication Aids for Disabled, Speech-Language Pathology, Caregivers


This research employed the qualitative descriptive design utilizing the phenomenological approach. Inductive content analysis was incorporated to identify themes by examining the data obtained through a semi-structured interview. Purposive sampling was used to select primary caregivers of school-aged clients or patients from DLSMHSI Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) Specialty Clinic as participants. The study concluded that caregivers found an AAC system to be an effective intervention method for improving their child's responsiveness and participation during conversations, regardless of the type of device. Multiple constraints hindered their children to achieve maximum desired results from the AAC device's potential because of limitations in integrating it into multiple settings, their perceived inappropriateness on the type of device in relation to their children's interests and condition and the limited knowledge they have as a caregiver on the purpose of the device and how they can maximize its use.

First Advisor

Steven Angelo J. Maristela