Date of Award

5-2018

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis

Department

Speech and Hearing Sciences

First Advisor

Mary Schaub, MA

Advisor Department

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Abstract

Many individuals who are nonverbal require augmentative and alternative communication devices to communicate. The purpose of this research was to assess speech-language pathologists’ knowledge of a particular method of implementing augmentative and alternative communication devices known as language acquisition through motor planning (LAMP). Further, this research was designed to determine the percentage of speech pathologists who have used LAMP during their careers as well as the perceived level of success speech pathologists have found with LAMP. Mississippi speech-language pathologists were used as the sample for this study. A survey was created electronically via the online survey development software, “Survey Monkey,” and distributed electronically via email. A total of forty-two speech pathologists responded to this survey. The data from the survey provided information regarding speech pathologists’ knowledge of LAMP, the prevalence of its use, the populations with which speech pathologists have used LAMP, and the perceived degree of success speech pathologists have found with LAMP.

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