A Qualitative Analysis of E-mail Interaction of Children Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication
2010 (English)In: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC, ISSN 0743-4618, E-ISSN 1477-3848, Vol. 26, no 4, 255-266 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to introduce e-mail as a form of interaction for a group of six children who use augmentative and alternative communication. In a 12-week exploratory study aspects of the e-mail messages sent were analyzed. The content of the messages was analyzed by an inductive qualitative method and seven descriptive categories emerged. The most frequently occurring categories were labeled social etiquette, personal/family statistics and personal common ground. The children utilized different e-mail strategies that included more or less of the above mentioned categories. Through the e-mail writing practice, the children developed new social skills and increased their social participation. The e-mail practice showed a great potential to increase the children’s social network.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, UK: Informa Healthcare, 2010. Vol. 26, no 4, 255-266 p.
Blissymbolics, Computer, Interaction
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-61114DOI: 10.3109/07434618.2010.528796ISI: 000284538600005PubMedID: 21091302OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-61114DiVA: diva2:360520