The Lived Experience of Speaking Through a Speech Generating Device (SGD)

AAC After Work , AAC/Modalities , ASHA Continuing Education Approved , Assistive Technology , Special Education , Speech Therapy , Introductory

This Course is offered for .10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

This course presents an exploration of the phenomenon of speaking with or perhaps better said "through" a device.  Insights gathered from research into the lived experience of young people who use Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) in their daily lives will be shared. Emerging themes focus on what is "said" by a person who cannot speak, how SGDs announce one's being in the world, the challenge of one's words not being one's own, and the constant sense of being out of time. Reflections on these themes will provide insights for practice in the field of speech language pathology as well as for educators and rehabilitation engineers. The importance of qualitative inquiry as a method of gathering and listening to the the voices of these often unheard individuals will be stressed.


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After completing this live webinar:

1. Return and take the Quiz attached to this course - 80% accuracy required.
2. Complete the Course Evaluation: https://goo.gl/forms/x9PFELoMHpc77TPa2
3. In your YGU Profile: Check "YES!" and add your required ASHA information.
** MUST BE COMPLETED 8/31/18 by 9:00PM PT / Midnight ET



Financial Disclosure

The presenter will receive a monetary compensation from YGU for this course.

The presenter does not have any non-financial disclosures related to this presentation.

After completing this course, the student will be able to...

  1. describe phenomenology as a research method.
  2. share three themes that emerged from the research presented.

Course Agenda

5 minute intro

10 min overview of the study

25 minutes presentation of results

10 minutes implications for practice

10 minute questions

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