Social validation of vocabulary selection : ensuring stakeholder relevance

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dc.contributor.author Bornman, Juan, 1968-
dc.contributor.author Bryen, Diane Nelson, 1946-
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-21T09:04:21Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.description.abstract The vocabulary needs of individuals who are unable to spell their messages continue to be of concern in the fi eld of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Social validation of vocabulary selection has been suggested as one way to improve the effectiveness and relevance of service delivery in AAC. Despite increased emphasis on stakeholder accountability, social validation is not frequently used in AAC research. This paper describes an investigation of the social validity of a vocabulary set identifi ed in earlier research. A previous study used stakeholder focus groups to identify vocabulary that could be used by South African adults who use AAC to disclose their experiences as victims of crime or abuse. Another study used this vocabulary to create communication boards for use by adults with complex communication needs. In this current project, 12 South African adults with complex communication needs who use AAC systems used a 5-point Likert scale to score the importance of each of the previously identifi ed 57 vocabulary items. This two-step process of fi rst using stakeholder focus groups to identify vocabulary, and then having literate persons who use AAC provide information on social validity of the vocabulary on behalf of their peers who are illiterate, appears to hold promise as a culturally relevant vocabulary selection approach for sensitive topics such as crime and abuse. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2013 en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/07434618.asp en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bornman, J & Bryen, DN 2013, 'Social validation of vocabulary selection : ensuring stakeholder relevance', AAC : Augmentative and Alternative Communication, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 174-181. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0734-4618(print)
dc.identifier.issn 1477-3848(online)
dc.identifier.other 10.3109/07434618.2013.784805
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/32094
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.rights © 2013 International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Com © Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, vol. 29, no.2, pp. 174-181, 2013. AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication is available online at : http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/07434618.asp en_US
dc.subject Vocabulary selection en_US
dc.subject Social validation en_US
dc.subject Developmental delay en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social values en
dc.subject.lcsh Communication en
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities--Vocabulary en
dc.title Social validation of vocabulary selection : ensuring stakeholder relevance en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US


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