Navbar
Content

iPads, Mobile Technologies, and Communication Applications: A Survey of Family Wants, Needs, and Preferences

Visit Publisher Website »
Journal Title: 
Home Country: 
TitleiPads, Mobile Technologies, and Communication Applications: A Survey of Family Wants, Needs, and Preferences
Publication TypeJournal Article
AbstractFamilies of children with communication disabilities were surveyed to explore wants and preferences relative to mobile media technology, including iPads, as a form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The families surveyed reported wanting information and support from professionals, including speech language pathologists (SLPs), who are knowledgeable about AAC. These families wanted devices to meet their children’s individual needs and reported that ease of use and affordability were the most influential characteristics in the purchase of mobile media devices and communication applications. SLPs who understand family decision making can utilize collaborative clinical decision making that respects families’ wants and needs, while also focusing on device feature matching and family education.
AuthorsMeder, A. M., and Wegner J. R.
Year of Publication2015
PublicationJournal of Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Volume31
Issue1
Pages27-36
ISSN0743-4618 (print), 1477-3848 (online)
Publisher DOIhttp://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07434618.2014.995223
Keywords (MeSH)cerebral palsy, communication aids for disabled, communication disorders, computers-handheld, Down syndrome, family, mobile applications, needs assessment
Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: