Children’s Level of Motivation to Participate in Virtual Speech and Language Therapy Sessions While Using an Augmentative and Alternative Communication Device

California University of Pennsylvania

Authors / Faculty: Hannah Neely & Denise Joseph
Contact Person: Hannah Neely
End Date: 4/6/2021

I am asking certified speech-language pathologists, ages 18 years or older, who are currently a member of WVSHA, to participate in a questionnaire as part of a research study, Children’s Level of Motivation to Participate in Virtual Speech and Language Therapy Sessions While Using an Augmentative and Alternative Communication Device, to explore the effects motivation has on a child who receives virtual augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention. This study was approved by the California University of Pennsylvania Institutional Review Board. This approval is effective 03/03/2021 and expires 03/03/2022.

A great deal of research investigates how technology is constantly changing, how to appropriately adapt to changes, barriers that arise, facilitators and program-training available, and perspectives and attitudes towards AAC devices, but motivation is rarely discussed.

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