2004 Student Research Conference:
17th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Family/Caregiver Perceptions of Progress in Speech-Language Therapy
Staci J. Imes* and Katy R. Igel
Dr. Paula Cochran and Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentors

This study looked at the relationship between case history factors and perceptions of client progress on the part of family members and caregivers. Twenty subjects from the Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic responded to brief surveys about their expectations of progress in therapy and their perceptions of progress over a 15-week period. Case history factors such as amount of previous therapy, family history of communication disorders, and client age were examined. A multiple regression analysis of five independent variables resulted in two significant predictors of family members’ perceptions of client progress. The variables of client age and total number of semesters in therapy together were the best predictors.

Keywords: therapy, progress, perceptions, speech-language

Topic(s):Communication Disorders

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 18-4
Location: VH 1408
Time: 10:45

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