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“Social media has opened a world of ‘open communication’” : experiences of adults with cerebral palsy who use augmentative and alternative communication and social media

By: Caron, Jessica.
Contributor(s): Light, Janice.
Series: Augmentative and Alternative Communication 32 (1) March 2016: 25-40. 2016Subject(s): CEREBRAL PALSY | ADULTS | ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION | SOCIAL MEDIA | ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGYOnline resources: Click to read article online IHC Library Members Summary: Investigates the experiences of individuals with cerebral palsy who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC ) and social media. Participants primarily chose to focus on social media as a beneficial tool and viewed it as an important form of communication. Participants did describe barriers to social media use (e.g., technology) but despite this, all took an active role in learning to use social media. Discusses the results as they relate to themes and with reference to published literature.
List(s) this item appears in: Cerebral palsy in adults Dec 2018
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Investigates the experiences of individuals with cerebral palsy who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC ) and social media. Participants primarily chose to focus on social media as a beneficial tool and viewed it as an important form of communication. Participants did describe barriers to social media use (e.g., technology) but despite this, all took an active role in learning to use social media. Discusses the results as they relate to themes and with reference to published literature.

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