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Speech and language pathologists' perceptions and practises of communication partner training to support children's communication with high-tech speech generating devices
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Lifestyle and rehabilitation in long term illness. Uppsala County Council.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Research in Disability and Habilitation.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5696-3234
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Logopedi.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6095-6130
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Research in Disability and Habilitation.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8623-2413
2019 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, ISSN 1748-3107, E-ISSN 1748-3115, Vol. 14, no 6, p. 581-589Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Purpose: This study examined speech and language pathologists' (SLPs') perceptions and practices of communication partner training with high-tech speech generating devices (SGDs).

Method: Fifteen SLPs were recruited throughout Sweden. The SLPs answered a study-specific questionnaire on communication partner training in relation to communication partners to children with severe cerebral palsy and intellectual disability. The results were analysed with descriptive statistics (closed-ended questions, responses on Likert scales) and content analysis (open-ended question) using ICF-CY.

Results: Twelve SLPs completed the survey. Half had no or one training session with communication partners in the last year. One-third never used documents for goal-setting. Half seldom or never taught communication partner strategies. Three quarters only used verbal instructions. The main obstacles were environmental factors.

Conclusions: This study contributes valuable knowledge about high-tech SGD interventions targeting communication partners. The high-tech SGD intervention may benefit from goal-setting, extended number of training sessions and a range of instructional approaches.

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2019. Vol. 14, no 6, p. 581-589
Keywords [en]
Augmentative and alternative communication, speech generating device, high technology, cerebral palsy, speech and language pathologist, communication partner training
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-351346DOI: 10.1080/17483107.2018.1475515ISI: 000476551900007PubMedID: 29790394OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-351346DiVA, id: diva2:1209693
Available from: 2018-05-23 Created: 2018-05-23 Last updated: 2019-09-19Bibliographically approved

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