A Descriptive study of Portrayal of Speech and Language Disorders in YouTube Videos


  • Samra Akram, Irfan Abbas , Javeria Waleed


Understand ability, Action-ability, PEMAT AV, Autism, Aphasia, Dysarthria


The present study assesses the quality of the YouTube videos related to speech and language disorders. This assessment is carried out by examining videos’ content, type of their content, source of these videos, their meta data, and their level of action-ability & understandability.  For the said purpose, the researcher selects 15 most frequently viewed You-tube videos. The quality of selected videos is assessed at two levels: Firstly, by identification and analysis of types of informational content and Meta data (thumbs up, source, length and viewership). Then factors of action-ability and understand ability are examined through Patient Educational Material Assessment tool.   Lastly, the descriptive statistics of the first level are obtained through SPSS while NVIVO software is utilized to carry out qualitative analysis of level two. The findings of the study, obtained through analysis, show that uploaded content has low understand ability and action-ability scores (less than 70%) This study also highlights negative effects of low quality YouTube videos on the general health of population suffering from speech and language disorder.  It eventually proposes a filter which can be employed by YouTube to scrutinize each speech and language disorders related videos before giving approval for upload.


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Samra Akram, Irfan Abbas , Javeria Waleed. (2022). A Descriptive study of Portrayal of Speech and Language Disorders in YouTube Videos. Competitive Social Science Research Journal, 3(2), 708–719. Retrieved from https://cssrjournal.com/index.php/cssrjournal/article/view/397