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Parents' expectations and perceptions concerning the provision of communication aids by the Communication Aids Project (CAP)

Newton, C; Clarke, M; Donlan, C; Wright, JA; Lister, C; Cherguit, J; (2007) Parents' expectations and perceptions concerning the provision of communication aids by the Communication Aids Project (CAP). Child Language Teaching and Therapy , 23 (1) pp. 47-65. 10.1177/0265659007072144. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper reports findings from part of an evaluation study of the Communication Aids Project (CAP), a government-funded project in England which provided communication aids to school-aged children. The paper focuses on parents'views of the CAP process and the impact of the aid. Fourteen parents were interviewed twice over the telephone: once before or just as their children received communication aids and again six to eight weeks later. Parents expressed satisfaction with the impact of the aid on their children's lives and showed they had realistic expectations concerning potential short- and long-term benefits. They raised two main concerns regarding the provision of aids, namely the timescale involved and access to accurate information and advice.

Type: Article
Title: Parents' expectations and perceptions concerning the provision of communication aids by the Communication Aids Project (CAP)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/0265659007072144
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0265659007072144
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2007 SAGE Publications.
Keywords: communication aids, evaluation, interviews, parents
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Language and Cognition
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/123450
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