En samtalsanalytisk studie av bruket av bildbaserade och grafiska kommunikationshjälpmedel (AAC) i vardagliga aktiviteter

Tidsperiod: 2008-07-01 till 2010-06-30

Projektledare: Niklas Norén

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet

Bidragstyp: Projektbidrag

Budget: 1 356 000 SEK

The purpouse of this project is to study the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) aids within a dialogical view on language, communication, and cognitiion, using a conversation analytic method.General aims of the study are to describe how users of picture based and symbol based systems use their aids in order o participate in different kinds of everyday communicative situations and activities.Specific aims of the study are to develop analytical tools to be able to describe in detail the practices of participants in these activities to achieve co-construction of turns, communicative contributions and social actions.The analysis will be carried out on the basis of new recordings of video material, with participants that mainly use Bliss- and PCP-systems in everyday routines and situations in order to interact and communicate with people in their surrounds. The present research situation concerning the communicative competence of communicative aid users is insufficient both internationally and in Sweden, and there is a great need to bring forth new knowledge that can be used in order to support persons with no or small ability to speech in their learning of alternative communicative tools, in order to inrease their possibilities to participate in the surrounding society.