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ERIC Number: EJ978043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Identification of the Communicative Abilities of Brazilian Children with Cerebral Palsy in the Family Context
Deliberato, Debora; Manzini, Eduardo Jose
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v33 n4 p195-201 Aug 2012
This article highlights the importance of the information obtained from the family in the implementation of the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system. The objective was to investigate the communicative abilities of children with severe communication deficit through their parents' reports within the family routine. Eleven parents of children affiliated with a rehabilitation program in a public university in Brazil participated in this research. Per their parents' reports, the children demonstrated a variety of communication skills related to comprehension, expressive skills, and vocabulary. Parents further reported their children's daily communication routines including social partners, communication environment, and the materials the children enjoyed the most. These results emphasize the importance of family involvement in planning AAC so that it is functional within the family context. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil