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Tecken som alternativ och kompletterande kommunikation i förskolan: I vilken utsträckning används TAKK?
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Augmentative and alternative communication in preeschools : The extetnt to which used AAC? (English)
Abstract [en]

Children with learning difficulties can at an early age be socially excluded if language development is different from the rest of the children in the group. This may result in a lower self-esteem and self-image, the child becomes introvert and won’t express themselves. With the help of AAC, augmentative and alternative communication, children finds another way to express themselves, it encourages children's language development.

The purpose of this survey is to investigate if and when AAC is used in preschool.

My qualitative survey was conducted using semi-structured interviews in which pedagogue’s where interviewed about AAC.  The pedagogue’s knowledge levels of AAC varied. I also wanted to know whether preschools practiced AAC in groups of children where there were no children with special needs.

Research shows that the use of AAC have a positive impact on children because signs clarify and makes it easier for children to communicate with their environment, AAC serves as a tool that builds the language, especially for children with learning difficulties and children with a mother tongue other than Swedish.

It can be seen in the results of my survey that all the pedagogue’s I interviewed are positive to the use of AAC but that usage varies depending on how the groups of children is composed. The use of AAC is, however, often in groups of children where there are children in need of enhanced signs communication. A clear pattern in the survey is that AAC usually used in routine situations, such as gatherings and meals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 27 p.
Keyword [sv]
TAKK, Teckenkommunikation, Tecken som alternativ och kompletterande kommunikation, språkutveckling
National Category
Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38433OAI: diva2:872424
Subject / course
Applied Pedagogy
Educational program
Early Years Education Programme, 210 hp
2015-11-16, 09:51 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-11-19 Created: 2015-11-18 Last updated: 2015-11-19Bibliographically approved

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