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The iconicity of picture communication symbols for children with english additional language and mild intellectual disability.
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PMID:  24229339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the iconicity of 16 Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) presented on a themed bed-making communication overlay for South African children with English as an additional language and mild intellectual disability. The survey involved 30 participants. The results indicated that, overall, the 16 symbols were relatively iconic to the participants. The authors suggest that the iconicity of picture symbols could be manipulated, enhanced, and influenced by contextual effects (other PCS used simultaneously on the communication overlay). In addition, selection of non-target PCS for target PCS were discussed in terms of postulated differences in terms of distinctiveness. Potential clinical implications and limitations of the study, as well as recommendations for future research, are discussed.
Shakila Dada; Alice Huguet; Juan Bornman
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Augmentative and alternative communication (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1477-3848     ISO Abbreviation:  Augment Altern Commun     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8504574     Medline TA:  Augment Altern Commun     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  360-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC), University of Pretoria , Pretoria , South Africa.
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