Barriers and facilitators to children's use of speech-generating devices: A descriptive qualitative study of mothers' perspectives

Cheryl Crisp, Claire Burke Draucker, Marsha L.Cirgin Ellett

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify barriers and facilitators to children's use of speech-generating devices (SGD). Design and Methods: Interviews with 14 mothers were analyzed with content analysis to identify barriers and facilitators to SGD use. Results: This study identified a number of specific barriers and facilitators to successful and sustained SGD use by children with complex communication disorders. Practice Implications: Nurses can use the list of barriers and facilitators provided here as a springboard to discuss the families' experiences with device use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-237
Number of pages9
JournalJournal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Barriers
  • Content analysis
  • Facilitators
  • Pediatric
  • Qualitative
  • Speech-generating device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Medicine(all)

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