Date of Award

Spring 5-10-2012

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis


Speech and Hearing Sciences

First Advisor

Jennifer Salgo

Advisor Department

Speech and Hearing Sciences


This thesis examines how parents of children who are successful in therapy are involved, from the parent’s perspective. Literature on parental involvement in therapy is limited, especially findings from the parent’s perspective. This thesis follows a phenomenological qualitative design. The investigator interviewed three mothers regarding their participation. The investigator then transcribed the interviews and cyclically analyzed them to find salient themes across all three. There were two shared themes, acceptance and emotions. It is hoped that this study will provide insight for other parents so that they can contribute to their children’s success in speech-language intervention.