Peers' perceptions of storytelling by an adult with aphasia

Joanne Lasker, David R. Beukelman

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This study explored potential partners' willingness to participate in storytelling conversations with communicators who have aphasia. We investigated adult peers' perceptions of a communicator with aphasia as he told autobiographical stories using three communication modes - natural speech, AAC notebook and AAC digitized speech. Participants rated the communicator on five dependent measures, ranked the three storytelling modes and participated in a focus-group discussion. Analysis of variance revealed a significant main effect for storytelling mode. Specifically, participants rated AAC digitized speech highest of the three storytelling modes on all dependent measures. In the ranking task, a majority of peers ranked AAC digitized speech as their most preferred storytelling mode and natural speech as their least preferred storytelling mode. Rating and ranking scores were influenced by the understandability of the story and the perceived effort required to transmit and receive it. Other issues raised in the focus-group discussions related to the authorship of the communicative message, participants' lack of familiarity with interaction. The findings of this investigation offer preliminary data about how to incorporate storytelling into the communication systems of adults with aphasia in ways that may facilitate peer participation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)857-869
Number of pages13
JournalAphasiology
Volume13
Issue number9-11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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speech disorder
communicator
Focus Groups
group discussion
ranking
Communication
Authorship
analysis of variance
communication system
Analysis of Variance
conversation
rating
Peers
Storytelling
participation
communication
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interaction
Communicators

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  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • LPN and LVN

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Peers' perceptions of storytelling by an adult with aphasia. / Lasker, Joanne; Beukelman, David R.

In: Aphasiology, Vol. 13, No. 9-11, 01.01.1999, p. 857-869.

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Lasker, Joanne ; Beukelman, David R. / Peers' perceptions of storytelling by an adult with aphasia. In: Aphasiology. 1999 ; Vol. 13, No. 9-11. pp. 857-869.
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