Interaction between children with cerebral palsy and their peers 1: Organizing and understanding VOCA use

Michael Clarke, Ray Wilkinson

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    Abstract

    This paper is the first in a series of two that use the principles and practices of Conversation Analysis (CA) in an examination of voice output communication aid (VOCA) use in two conversations, each involving a child with cerebral palsy with complex communication needs who used a VOCA and a peer without complex communication needs. The primary theme of this paper concerns how VOCA use is incorporated into children's peer interactions. A significant feature of each dyad is the way in which naturally speaking partners organized specific locations within the conversation for the production of VOCA-mediated turns. Such practices provide frameworks within which VOCA-mediated contributions can be understood. Issues concerned with asymmetries in children's peer interaction are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)336-348
    Number of pages12
    JournalAugmentative and Alternative Communication
    Volume23
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007

    Keywords

    • Augmentative and alternative communication
    • Children
    • Conversation analysis
    • Peer interaction
    • Voice output communication aids

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