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Val med föremål och bilder hos barn i Tanzania med cerebral pares: En interventionsstudie
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Previous research has shown that children with multiple disabilities have been able to learn to make choices. Practising choice making is a good way to introduce an intervention using Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). Choice making with objects should then be trainded before choice making with pictures. The present study is a single subject experimental design and was accomplished at a center for children with disabilities in Tanzania during 12 weeks. The primary purpose was to examine if the number of choices made by two boys with cerebral palsy increased after communicationintervention with objects and pictures. The participants were trained to make choices over two intervention phases and the staff were given lectures on two occasions and through tuitions. The number of choices made by the participants as well as the choices offered by the staff, were measured continuously at predetermined activities. The results show that the number of choices with objects and pictures increased in both participants. It was also observed that the interaction between the children and the staff increased. Aspects that are discussed are whether the staff’s ability to offer choices affects the result and that the factors which separate what a “none-choice” is could be defined more clearly.

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2011. , 38 p.
Keyword [sv]
Val, interaktion, intervention med AKK, föremål, bilder, Tanzania, cerebral pares, kultur, single subject design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69219ISRN: LIU-IKE/SLP-A--11/014--SEOAI: diva2:424601
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The Speach and Language Pathology program
Available from: 2011-06-19 Created: 2011-06-19 Last updated: 2011-06-20Bibliographically approved

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