Specialist speech and language therapists' use and evaluation of visual speech aids

Coventry, K, Clibbens, J and Cooper, M (1997) Specialist speech and language therapists' use and evaluation of visual speech aids. European Journal of Disorders of Communication, 32 (S1). pp. 315-323. ISSN 0963-7273

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Abstract

Sixty speech and language therapy service managers and 233 specialist speech and language therapists (SLTs) throughout the UK completed a postal questionnaire which asked for caseload data, patterns of use of visual speech aids (VSAs) and ratings of VSAs on a number of dimensions (in a follow-up to the survey carried out by Coventry, Clibbens, Cooper and Rood, 1997). Information was also elicited about frequency of use of VSAs together with comments relating to the range of applicability of each type of aid. The results revealed that no VSA scored better than average ratings and, in particular, ‘Portability’ and ‘Affordability’ scored lowest overall. In addition, no differences were found in ratings of particular VSAs between specialist types. The caseload data reported also confirmed the need to take baserate into account when purchasing and designing VSAs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: baserate,evaluation,specialist client groups,visual speech aids (vsas)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work and Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 13:00
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 18:07
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/58859
DOI: 10.1080/13682829709177104

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