A qualitative analysis of email interactions 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 email as a form of interaction for a group of six children who used augmentative and alternative communication. In a 12-week exploratory study, aspects of the email 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 Social Etiquette, Personal/Family Statistics and Personal Common Ground. The children utilized different email strategies that included use of most of the above-mentioned categories. Through the email writing practice, the children developed new social skills and increased their social participation. Email practice may be a good strategy to increase children's social networks.
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2010. Vol. 26, no 4, 255-266 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126298DOI: 10.3109/07434618.2010.528796PubMedID: 21091302OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-126298DiVA: diva2:913562