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Augmentative and alternative communication for person with cerebral palsy

Barbara Kirić (2018) Augmentative and alternative communication for person with cerebral palsy. MSc thesis.

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    The aim of the research entitled Augmentative and Alternative Communication of a Person with Cerebral Palsy was to present the communication profile of a 16 years old adolescent with cerebral palsy and a moderate mental disorder. She uses an eye-gaze controlled communication device for communication and interaction with others. We also wanted to evaluate the progress of her communication during the 5 month period of speech and language therapy. For this purpose two measurement instruments were used. A semi-structured interview with adolescent’s speech and language therapist was carried out. The communication matrix was also filled out by adolescent’s speech and language therapist, twice in 5 month interval. The results of the study showed that the adolescent also uses other means of communication beside an eye-gaze controlled communication device, especially body movements, eye-gaze and vocalization. Which type of communication she uses in a given situation depends on various factors (especially co-speaker). The results also showed the greatest progress in the field of language - two or multiple word sentences that the adolescent started to use in this 5 month period of time for various purposes.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: cerebral palsy, augmentative and alternative communication, communication matrix
    Number of Pages: 63
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Stanislav KoširMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=11989577)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5066
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2018 07:12
    Last Modified: 09 May 2018 07:12
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5066

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