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.
* This course will not be automatically reported to the ASHA Registry.
* This course is an acceptable professional development activity for
Certificate Maintenance Hours
ASHA Certificate Maintenance information:
After completing this live webinar:
1. Return and take the Quiz attached to this course - 80% accuracy required.
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...
- describe phenomenology as a research method.
- share three themes that emerged from the research presented.
5 minute intro
10 min overview of the study
25 minutes presentation of results
10 minutes implications for practice
10 minute questions