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ERIC Number: EJ1157262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-6590
Teaching Communication Aid Use in Everyday Conversation
Sigurd Pilesjö, Maja; Norén, Niklas
Child Language Teaching and Therapy, v33 n3 p241-253 Oct 2017
This Conversation Analysis study investigated how a speech and language therapist (SLT) created opportunities for communication aid use in multiparty conversation. An SLT interacted with a child with multiple disabilities and her grandparents in a home setting, using a bliss board. The analyses demonstrated a practice where the SLT employed sequential and multimodal methods to open up interactional spaces for board use. The board was used within this space either by the child, or by the SLT. The space was then closed by the SLT's attentive checking for confirmation or rejection of the meaning of the board indication. The meaning-making processes were actively initiated, supported, and closed by the therapist, using a variety of linguistic and bodily methods such as questions, non-finished turns, indication modeling, and adjusting the board's position. The child confirmed or rejected the therapist's moves using board indications, vocalizations, gaze, head movements, and smiles. The analysed practice creates opportunities for teaching and possibly also for learning how to use a communication aid.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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