Administering articulation assessments on the iPad®

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dc.contributor Stricklin, DeLaine
dc.contributor Saffo, Rachel W.
dc.contributor Tomek, Sara
dc.contributor.advisor Buhr, Anthony P. Jones, Cristen Kalea 2017-07-28T14:12:40Z 2017-07-28T14:12:40Z 2017
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002662
dc.identifier.other Jones_alatus_0004M_13075
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to investigate the significance of technology as a time- and a resource-saver. Children between the ages of 2 years, 5 months and 5 years, 11 months had their speech sound abilities assessed using the Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation (GFTA-3; Goldman & Fristoe, 2015). The administration of the assessment took two forms: (a) the iPad® method, and (b) the hard copy method. Raw scores were compared between the two methods to determine reliability. In addition, time to administer and time to score each assessment was compared between the two methods. Finally, the influence of a child’s experience with the iPad® was assessed with the frequency of redirections and imitations during the administration of the iPad®. Results showed that, when compared to the traditional hard copy version of assessment, the iPad® is a reliable instrument and will exhibit the same raw score. Results also showed that the time to administer each test did not differ, but the iPad® saves time because the scoring is fully automatic. Finally, results showed that a child’s familiarity with an iPad® at home as measured in days per week and minutes per sitting was not related to an increased time in testing, but was related to more redirections required for the iPad® assessment. Overall, the iPad® is a reliable and valid assessment tool that can save the clinician time in scoring the assessment while still establishing articulation abilities of the child.
dc.format.extent 51 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Speech therapy
dc.title Administering articulation assessments on the iPad®
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Communicative Disorders Speech Language Pathology The University of Alabama master's M.S.

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