Acquisition of social theory of mind in children using augmentative and alternative communication
2008 (English)In: XXIX International Congress of Psychology: AbstractsA Special Issue of the International Journal of Psychology / [ed] Claudia Dalbert, Taylor & Francis Group, 2008, Vol. 43, no 3-4, 337-337 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This study focused on the acquisition of Theory of Mind (ToM) in children (aged 7-13) with severe speech impairment using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The AAC-group (n = 13) was compared to a typically developing group matched on nonverbal mental age. Tests concerning cognitive and language development, first and second order ToM and social ToM were used. Importantly, no significant difference between the two groups was found on the tests above, suggesting that cognitive ability rather than social experience accounts for the data. Nonverbal intelligence and vocabulary proved to be the best indicators of ToM ability.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2008. Vol. 43, no 3-4, 337-337 p.
, International Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0020-7594 ; 43(3/4)
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16858ISBN: 978-1-84169-860-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-16858DiVA: diva2:174401
XXIX INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PSYCHOLOGY