Exploring Multiple Factors Affecting Outcomes for Children with Communication Aids: A Pilot Study

  • Michael T. Clarke (Speaker)
  • Caroline Newton (Contributor)
  • K.V. Petrides (Contributor)
  • Katie Price (Contributor)
  • Andrew Lysley (Contributor)
  • Griffiths, T. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Many factors affect how much communication aids support and promote children's participation in everyday settings. However, little research has explored which combinations of environmental, child and communication aid factors appear most influential.

This paper will present preliminary findings from a pilot study of outcomes of communication aid provision to children. The main aims were:
(1) Develop a self-report questionnaire for the parents and carers
(2) Conduct a descriptive analysis of parents' and carers' perspectives.

It is hoped that this presentation will stimulate discussion on issues such as identifying key influential factors in the take-up and use of communication aids and measuring children's participation.
Period22 Sept 2009
Event titleCommunication Matters: National Conference 2009
Event typeConference
LocationLeicester, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational