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Conversation-based intervention for adolescents using augmentative and alternative communication

Soto, G; Clarke, MT; (2018) Conversation-based intervention for adolescents using augmentative and alternative communication. Augmentative and Alternative Communication , 34 (3) pp. 180-193. 10.1080/07434618.2018.1490926. Green open access

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Abstract

This study evaluated the effects of a conversation-based intervention on the use of verbs, personal pronouns, bound morphemes and spontaneous clauses in adolescents with cerebral palsy who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Four teenage girls aged from 14 to 18 years participated in the study. After a baseline period, a conversation-based intervention was provided for each participant in the context of a personal collage building activity. The conversations were videotaped, transcribed, and analyzed using the Systematic Analysis of Language Samples (SALT; Miller & Iglesias, 2012). While the results are mixed, all 4 participants increased their use of at least one linguistic target, 3 increased their use of verbs and grammatically correct spontaneous clauses, 2 increased their use of personal pronouns, and one produced more bound morphemes during intervention than in baseline. These findings, and future research needs, are discussed.

Type: Article
Title: Conversation-based intervention for adolescents using augmentative and alternative communication
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/07434618.2018.1490926
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/07434618.2018.1490926
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Augmentative and alternative communication; Cerebral palsy; Conversation-based intervention; Language intervention
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Language and Cognition
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10051051
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