What am I doing in Timbuktu: Person–environment picture recognition for persons with intellectual disability
2006 (English)In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, ISSN 0964-2633, Vol. 50, no 2, 127-138 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background The aim of this study was to examine the effects of familiarity of depicted persons and environments in recognition of photographs for pupils with different degrees of intellectual disability (ID).
Method Forty-five pupils with ID participated.
Results An interaction effect between the two variables, person and environment, was found in addition to main effects for both the variables. Pictures of the test person himself or herself in familiar environments were easier to recognize than in unfamiliar environments, whereas the opposite was found for pictures of other familiar persons. No interaction effects of degree of ID were found.
Conclusions The interaction pattern is explained in terms of absent, present or implausible semantic associations between the person and the environmental context. The results are discussed in relation to augmentative and alternative communication with photographs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 50, no 2, 127-138 p.
environment recognition, familiarity, intellectual disability, person recognition, picture recognition
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13745DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00766.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13745DiVA: diva2:21279
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Henrik Danielsson, Jerker Rönnberg and Jan Andersson, What am I doing in Timbuktu: Person–environment picture recognition for persons with intellectual disability, 2006, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, (50), 2, 127-138.
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