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ERIC Number: EJ1164670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2325-7466
Mothers' Perspectives and Experiences of Speech Generating Devices
Lee, Yeunjoo; Vega, Luis A.
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p28-40 Spr-Sum 2017
Families play a critical role in the lives of students who use a speech generating device (SGD). This study address (a) mothers' experiences of having a child who uses a SGD, (b) their perception of the effectiveness of a SGD(s), (c) their perceived impacts of SGDs on their family dynamics, and (d) their perception of decision making process. Data were collected through surveys and individual phone interviews. The results show the mothers' needs for continued support and training in programming and integration of the technology in children's daily lives. Implications for teacher preparation programs are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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