Mereen Rose Babu1, Shalini Mathew2, Aruna Radhakrishnan3, Sneha Mareen Varghese4 and Murali Pradyumna5*
1Assistant Professor, Department. of Speech Language Studies, Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2Post-Graduation student, Department of Speech and Hearing, Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. Karnataka, India
3Speech Language Pathologist and Therapist, Rainbow Children's Hospital, Bangalore
4Associate Professor, Department. of Speech Language Studies, Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
5M.Sc. Speech Language Pathology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author: Murali Pradyumna, 5M.Sc. Speech Language Pathology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Received: January 11, 2022; Published: January 31, 2022
Over the past decades, language intervention programs have undergone several alterations as a result of changing demands and technological advancements, and rightfully so. With documented evidence suggesting success when parents take the lead in facilitating speech and language development, the aim of this study was to observe changes in parent interaction skills and communicative behaviours of children when a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone was used to deliver a parent-implemented language intervention. If effective, the Bluetooth-enabled method would eliminate the need for a speech-language pathologist's physical presence or interference during sessions. Three parent-child dyads participated in this descriptive case study. Each child was diagnosed with a pre-existing language disorder (with or without comorbid conditions). After detailed language assessment of the child and rating the parent skills using the Parent Rating Scale, each dyad underwent a training procedure for 3-5 sessions. The mothers were taught to modify their interaction through “PRIDE” skills. Post training, the dyads were observed and differences in parent interaction skills and child communicative behaviors were noted. Parents reported improved practice of the prescribed behaviours after Parent-Child Interaction Therapy sessions, indicating positive outcomes in all dyads. PCIT had a favorable impact on all three participants, as evidenced by improvements in verbal imitation, spontaneous verbal utterances, pragmatic skills, and behaviour regulation. This study's findings contribute to the expanding body of evidence that supports the use of PCIT in a variety of therapeutic settings. Focusing on parent abilities as key language stimulator can help with manpower concerns. Future research should focus on the generalization and maintenance of learnt behaviours and skills. The efficacy of the study protocol must be tested particularly for tele-therapy practices which will be useful in challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keywords: PCIT; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy; Speech Therapy; Developmental Delays; Bluetooth Device; Pediatric Patients
Citation: Murali Pradyumna., et al. “Parent Implemented Language Intervention through Bluetooth Enabled Device: A Preliminary Investigation in Three Pediatric Patients”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 5.2 (2022): 57-67.
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