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Development of communicational abilities in children with severe cerebral palsy or other wide-ranging disabilities.

Project: Research

  • Department of Learning
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Children with severe neurodevelopmental disorders are very dependent on special environmental adaptations in order to function and develop as subjects. In this project, the situated cognition perspective will provide a theoretical foundation for including situational and intentional factors and the conceptual pair individual cognition and situational affordances will be used to explore how individual cognitive development is accomplished through the individual's activity within practices that afford specific cognitive processes. Focusing on the development of communication, it is necessary to include the perspective of the child, its perception of situational affordances and its motives for developing communicative skills. Only by including the subjectivity of the children, it becomes possible to provide opportunities for the children to make contributions in a learning practice, follow their own motives and experience how their progressing communicational abilities are promoting their ability to influence on activities.
Effective start/end date01/11/200930/10/2012

    Research areas

  • communication, Disability, development, practice-based studies, Situated learning

Research outputs

ID: 128876653