Perception of selected caregivers from DLSHSI AAC specialty clinic on the perceived effectiveness of the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) on responding and communicative intent : a qualitative descriptive study
Date of Completion
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.
Steven Angelo J. Maristela
Cañete, E. J., Dimaano, M. K. A., Villacote, C. K., & Yaun, L. J. (2021). Perception of selected caregivers from DLSHSI AAC specialty clinic on the perceived effectiveness of the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) on responding and communicative intent : a qualitative descriptive study. [Bachelor's thesis, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute]. GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/bsslp/48/