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An activity systemic approach to augmentative and alternative communication.

Hedvall, Per-Olof LU and Rydeman, Bitte LU (2010) In Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Aac 26(4). p.230-241
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to discuss and highlight how Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) can contribute to the understanding of the different factors at play when a person is using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). It is based on data from a 3-year project concerning activity-based vocabulary design of voice output communication aids (VOCAs). Four persons who used AAC and their assistants were interviewed about shopping activities and their views about a vocabulary that included pre-stored phrases. A CHAT model, the Activity Diamond, was applied in an analysis of the data. The result was a multiplicity of human, artifactual, and natural factors, in which six themes were identified: Attitude/Preference,... (More)
The purpose of this paper is to discuss and highlight how Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) can contribute to the understanding of the different factors at play when a person is using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). It is based on data from a 3-year project concerning activity-based vocabulary design of voice output communication aids (VOCAs). Four persons who used AAC and their assistants were interviewed about shopping activities and their views about a vocabulary that included pre-stored phrases. A CHAT model, the Activity Diamond, was applied in an analysis of the data. The result was a multiplicity of human, artifactual, and natural factors, in which six themes were identified: Attitude/Preference, Expectation/Trust, Goal/Power, Place/Space, Time/Learning, and Usability/Accessibility. The themes are exemplified and discussed in relation to AAC. (Less)
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230 - 241
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10.3109/07434618.2010.528795
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  author       = {Hedvall, Per-Olof and Rydeman, Bitte},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {230--241},
  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Aac},
  title        = {An activity systemic approach to augmentative and alternative communication.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/07434618.2010.528795},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2010},
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