A few well-chosen words

Balandin, Susan and Iacono, Teresa 1998, A few well-chosen words, AAC: augmentative and alternative communication, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 147-161, doi: 10.1080/07434619812331278326.

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Title A few well-chosen words
Author(s) Balandin, SusanORCID iD for Balandin, Susan orcid.org/0000-0003-4765-8232
Iacono, Teresa
Journal name AAC: augmentative and alternative communication
Volume number 14
Issue number 3
Start page 147
End page 161
Total pages 15
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 1998
ISSN 0743-4618
1477-3848
Keyword(s) Adults
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
Conversations
Meal breaks
Vocabulary selection
Summary Ten professionals (five speech pathologists, three rehabilitation counsellors, and two teachers) participated in a survey to investigate their ability to predict the topics and vocabulary of meal-break conversations at work. Participants selected two topics that they thought were likely to occur during meal-break conversations between nondisabled employees for each day of the week. They selected five key words appropriate to each chosen topic. The topics and key words were analyzed for frequency and commonality and compared to the topics and vocabulary from actual meal-break conversations in the workplace. The professionals accurately predicted some topics that occurred in the actual conversational sample. However, one-third of the key words (33%) predicted by the participants did not occur in the conversational sample. The implications of these findings for vocabulary selection for augmented communicators are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/07434619812331278326
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30067104

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