A COMUNICAÇÃO AUMENTATIVA E ALTERNATIVA EM UMA PERSPECTIVA DIALÓGICA NA CLÍNICA DE LINGUAGEM
CESA, Carla Ciceri. ALTERNATIVE AND AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION FROM A DIALOGIC PERSPECTIVE AT THE LANGUAGE CLINIC. 2009. 142 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Fonoaudiologia) - Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, 2009.
Cesa, Carla Ciceri
This study is an investigation on the introduction and use of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) board at a language clinic for individuals with restricted or absent orality and their families. To do so, interviews with ten mothers of children and adolescents users of this resource and with ten speech and language therapists experienced in this theme were performed. Analysis of the collection of narratives showed that most mothers do not use the board consistently, which seems to be related to factors such as how it is introduced in the life of individuals and their relatives and to the perception mothers have of their child s needs. Such perception is limited in some cases by resistance to child s independence, associated with an extension of the mother-child symbiosis in many cases. All the therapists use the instrument, although with different conceptions of language in its implementation, generating different impacts in acceptance and use of the board by users and their relatives. It can be concluded that the use of alternative and augmentative communication board in the daily routine of users and their family is due to a group of objective and subjective factors that permeate language clinic. Therefore, acceptance by the family, especially by mothers, could occur through a gradual process. Bakhtin s dialogic proposal on intersubjective linguistic functioning (Volochínov) (1929/1995) is also stressed, bringing subsidies to the AAC therapy. This therapy also demands a psychoanalytic support to understand the relationship of subjects and their relatives, above all with those that play parental roles.