Co-designing digital tools to enhance speech and language therapy training in Ghana

Lorraine Hudson, Clement Amponsah, Josephine Ohenewa Bampoe, Julie Marshall, Nana Akua Victoria Owusu, Khalid Hussein, Jess Linington, Zoe Banks Gross, jane stokes, Roisin McNaney

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Abstract

Ghana has a population of over 27 million people, of which 1 in 15 may have a communication disability. The number of speech and language therapists (SLTs) available to support these people remains remarkably small, presenting a major workforce challenge. As an emerging profession, there remain significant challenges around educating the first generation of SLTs. Ghana, however, has a healthy digital infrastructure which can be taken advantage of. We describe a comprehensive study which aimed to co-design a set of locally appropriate digital tools to enhance SLT training in Ghana. We contribute insights into how digital tools could support social learning and the transition from student to independent practitioner and future clinical supervisor. We offer a set of design recommendations for creating an online Community of Practice to enhance continuing professional development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsJoanna McGrenere, Andy Cockburn
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367080
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2020 - Honolulu , United States of America
Duration: 25 Apr 202030 Apr 2020
Conference number: 38th
https://chi2020.acm.org (Website)
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3313831 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2020
Abbreviated titleCHI 2020
CountryUnited States of America
CityHonolulu
Period25/04/2030/04/20
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