Living with a communicative disability
Communication problems may occur as a result of a number of conditions and diseases such as developmental language disorder (DLD), hearing loss, stroke and dementia. How these communicative disabilities affect everyday communication varies, but communication is often described as very problematic by both the people who have the disability and by their significant others.
Being able to communicate is important for social participation, activity and for being able to exercise one's personal citizenship. Within the project group, we have a common focus on the consequences of communicative disabilities in everyday life. Our theoretical frameworks are based on a dialogical perspective, and we use, inter alia, multimodal interaction analysis.
Within the project group, we have a common focus on the consequences of communicative disabilities in everyday life. Our theoretical frameworks are based on a dialogical perspective, and we use, inter alia, multimodal interaction analysis. The area of the project group includes both research concerning children with developmental communicative disabilities and research with adults with acquired diseases and injuries. We are also investigating how to use digital technology to support communication, especially for people with dementia.
An important part of the group's research in all subprojects is to increase the ecological validity in speech language pathology (SLP) practice; by focusing on people's everyday lives, we may contribute to SLP interventions being designed to have an impact on individuals' opportunities to participate in social interaction, make decisions about their own person and to exercise an active citizenship. In one of the group's sub-projects, results of linguistic and cognitive tests are compared with everyday interaction, and the results put forward the importance of also including everyday interaction in SLP assessment.
Project group members
|Christina Samuelsson||Professor||Project group leader|
|Elias Ingebrand||SLP||Post doc|
|Ulrika Marklund||PhD, SLP||Post doc|
In collaboration with
|Lars-Christer Hydén||Professor||Researcher||Linköpings University|
|Björn Lyxell||Professor||Researcher||Oslo University|
|Henrik Danielsson||Professor||Researcher||Linköpings University|
|Charlotta Plejert||Ass. professor||Researcher||Linköpings University|
|Anna Ekström||Ass. professor||Researcher||Linköpings University|
|Lena Rosenberg||Ass. professor||Researcher||Karolinska Institutet|
|Camilla Malinowsky||Ass. professor||Researcher||Karolinska Institutet|
|Birgitta Sahlén||Professor||Researcher||Lunds University|
|Olof Sandgren||Ass. professor||Researcher||Lunds University|
|Ellen Marklund||PhD||Researcher||Stockholms University|
|Lisa Gustavsson||PhD||Researcher||Lunds University|
|Karin Myrberg||SLP||PhD student||Linköpings University|
|Sophia Lindeberg||SLP||PhD student||Linköpings University|
- Platform Uptake
- Living with dementia - communication, relations adn cognition
Early lexical development and development of gestures in children with typical development, children with cochlear implants and children with developmental language disorder
The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council and its overall purpose is: To generate knowledge that provides better conditions for the care of children with language impairment and Swedish- and foreign-born deaf/hearing-impaired children with cochlear implants (CI).
- Adapting two assessment tools to measure language development in Swedish, SeSotho and SeTswana Speaking children from 8 to 36 months
- Equal education for children with developmental language disorder? a study of goal attainment, experiences and participation.
"It's Our Gang"-Promoting Social Inclusion for People with Dementia by Using Digital Communication Support in a Group Activity
Samuelsson C, Ferm U, Ekstrom A CLINICAL GERONTOLOGIST 2021;44(4):418-429
A person living with dementia learning to navigate an iPad: a case study
Ingebrand E, Samuelsson C, Hydén Lc Disability and rehabilitation. Assistive technology 2020;():1-10
Tablet computer-supported conversation between people with dementia and their carers: technology as interactional focus
Ferm U, Ekstrom A, Larsson E, Samuelsson C UNIVERSAL ACCESS IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY 2020
Digital communication support in interaction involving people with dementia
Samuelsson C, Ekstrom A LOGOPEDICS PHONIATRICS VOCOLOGY 2019;44(1):41-50
Different approaches in aphasia assessments: a comparison between test and everyday conversations
Myrberg K, Hyden Lc, Samuelsson C APHASIOLOGY 2018;32(4):417-435
Collaboration, trouble and repair in multiparty interactions involving couples with dementia or aphasia
Samuelsson C, Hyden Lc INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY 2017;19(5):454-464
Prosodic aspects of repetition in Swedish-speaking children with developmental language disorder
Sundstrom S, Lyxell B, Samuelsson C INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY 2019;21(6):623-634
Phonological and grammatical production in children with developmental language disorder and children with hearing impairment
Sundstrom S, Lofkvist U, Lyxell B, Samuelsson C CHILD LANGUAGE TEACHING & THERAPY 2018;34(3):289-302
Prosodic and segmental aspects of nonword repetition in 4- to 6-year-old children who are deaf and hard of hearing compared to controls with normal hearing
Sundström S, Löfkvist U, Lyxell B, Samuelsson C Clinical linguistics & phonetics 2018;32(10):950-971