Children’s attitudes toward interaction with an unfamiliar peer with complex communication needs : comparing high- and low-technology devices

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dc.contributor.author Dada, Shakila
dc.contributor.author Horn, Tenille
dc.contributor.author Samuels, Alecia
dc.contributor.author Schlosser, Ralf W.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-26T08:28:02Z
dc.date.issued 2016-08
dc.description.abstract This study examined the attitudes of children with typical development towards an unfamiliar peer with complex communication needs using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. Specifically, the study aimed to compare attitudes when the peer used mobile technology (i.e., iPad1©) with an AAC-specific application (Proloquo2Go2™) versus a lowtechnology communication board. A within-group crossover design was utilized involving 78 children. Half of the participants (i.e., Group 1) viewed Video 1 of an unfamiliar peer with complex communication needs in a scripted communication interaction using an iPad with Proloquo2Go followed by Video 2 of the same interaction using a communication board. The other half of the participants (Group 2) viewed these videos in the reverse sequence. The Communication Aid/Device Attitudinal Questionnaire (CADAQ) was completed after watching each video. Results indicated that both groups attitudes were more positive towards Video 1 (iPad with Prologuo2Go) on certain dimensions of the CADAQ. The results are discussed and recommendations for future research provided. en_ZA
dc.description.department Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-08-25
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The University of Pretoria Postgraduate Research Bursary and the National Research Foundation, 10.13039/ 501100001321 [KIC 92953]. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/iaac20 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Shakila Dada, Tenille Horn, Alecia Samuels & Ralf W. Schlosser (2016) Children ’s attitudes toward interaction with an unfamiliar peer with complex communication needs: comparing high- and low-technology devices, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 32:4, 305-311, DOI: 10.1080/07434618.2016.1216597. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0743-4618 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1477-3848 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/07434618.2016.1216597
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/57005
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. This is an electronic version of an article published in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 305-311, 2016. doi : 10.1080/07434618.2016.1216597. Augmentative and Alternative Communication is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/iaac20. en_ZA
dc.subject Attitudes en_ZA
dc.subject Mobile technology en_ZA
dc.subject Low-technology devices en_ZA
dc.subject Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) en_ZA
dc.title Children’s attitudes toward interaction with an unfamiliar peer with complex communication needs : comparing high- and low-technology devices en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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