Model for vocabulary selection of sensitive topics : an example from pain-related vocabulary

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dc.contributor.author Johnson, Ensa
dc.contributor.author Bornman, Juan, 1968-
dc.contributor.author Tonsing, Kerstin Monika
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-19T08:42:09Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09
dc.description.abstract Vocabulary selection for graphic symbol-based augmentative and alternative communication systems is important to enable persons with significant communication difficulties to express a variety of communication functions to indicate needs and wants, to develop social closeness, and to fulfill social etiquette. For persons who experience pain, abuse, bullying, or neglect, it is essential to be able to communicate about sensitive issues. However, published core vocabulary lists allow limited scope for communicating about sensitive topics, due mainly to the techniques employed to determine such lists (e.g., observations or recording of communication patterns of peers with typical development during fun-based or daily activities). This article is based on the outcome of a study of children's pain-related vocabulary. Based on the study, we propose a model for selecting vocabulary on sensitive topics. The model consists of four phases: (1) using hypothetical scenarios; (2) considering different perspectives that may affect vocabulary selection; (3) involving direct stakeholders, and (4) customizing vocabulary. en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2018-09-11
dc.description.librarian hj2017 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF). en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://www.thieme.de/de/seminars-speech-language/journal-information-9835.htm en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Johnson, E., Bornman, J. & Tonsing, K. 2017, 'Model for vocabulary selection of sensitive topics : an example from pain-related vocabulary', Seminars in Speech and Language, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 276-285. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0734-0478 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1098-9056 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1055/s-0037-1604275
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62292
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Thieme Medical Publishers en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. en_ZA
dc.subject Augmentative and alternative communication en_ZA
dc.subject Sensitive topics en_ZA
dc.subject Stakeholder review en_ZA
dc.subject Vocabulary en_ZA
dc.subject Vocabulary selection en_ZA
dc.title Model for vocabulary selection of sensitive topics : an example from pain-related vocabulary en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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