Original Research/StudySupporting Early Communication Skills of Children With Developmental Disorders in South Africa Caregiver and Clinician Perspectives About Mobile Health ApplicationsBornman, Juan PhD; Romski, MaryAnn PhD; King, Marika PhD; Madima, Vuledzani M (AAC); Sevcik, Rose A. PhD Author Information Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (Drs Bornman and Romski and Ms Madima); and Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia (Drs Romski, King, and Sevcik). Dr King is now at Utah State University, Logan. Correspondence: Juan Bornman, PhD, Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria 0002, Gauteng, South Africa ([email protected]). This project was funded by grant DC015225 from the U.S. National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center (FIC) mhealth initiative to Georgia State University, MaryAnn Romski (PI). The authors thank the participants in these focus groups for their time and effort. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Disclaimers: None. Infants & Young Children: October/December 2020 - Volume 33 - Issue 4 - p 313-331 doi: 10.1097/IYC.0000000000000177 Buy Metrics Abstract Using a mobile health application (i.e., app) to empower primary caregivers of young children with developmental disorders in low- and middle-income countries is opening up new avenues for early childhood intervention. Thirteen caregivers and 10 speech–language pathologists participated in 3 focus groups to explore their perspectives about the potential benefits and suitability of a mobile health app as part of intervention, its features, the likelihood of using and recommending it, as well as potential pitfalls to be avoided. Both participant groups were generally positive, although there was little overlap between their responses. Caregivers generally focused on increased knowledge and skills (of all family members), as well as on empowerment and reduced costs. Speech–language pathologists, on the other hand, focused on how current service delivery would be enriched by increasing the dosage of therapy and enhancing parental cooperation. They also expected that the reach of service delivery would be expanded as more children and caregivers could potentially benefit. Although technology (i.e., mobile apps) could open up new possibilities for service delivery in this population, the perspectives of all stakeholder groups should be considered to ensure successful adoption of such technologies. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.