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TAKK - Tecken som Alternativ och Kompletterande Kommunikation: En kvalitativ studie om hur förskolepedagoger arbetar med TAKK med barn med Downs syndrom ur ett språkutvecklingsperspektiv och vad de anser om att använda TAKK med barn utan särskilda behov och med barn med Downs syndrom
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine how two educators at a preschool that is located in a neighborhood south of Stockholm works with TAKK with children who has Down syndrome in a language promotion purposes. The aim is also to investigate what teachers think about using TAKK with children without special needs and children with Down syndrome.

In this study, I used qualitative research methods. I've used both observations and interviews to get answers to my questions. The theories which I have used in this thesis is, socio-cultural perspective, including integration and segregated integration.

In order to find out how the educators work with TAKK I have asked these questions:

  • How do the educators work with TAKK with children with Down syndrome from a language development perspective?
  • What do the educators express about using TAKK with children without special needs and with children who has Down syndrome?

My conclusions to these questions are that the literatures I have read in many ways are consistent with how they work. They told me, among other things, that the use of TAKK is good for both the children with and without Down syndrome. Regarding to how they use TAKK in their everyday work I could see that they used TAKK on a daily basis in the routines at the preschool.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Keywords: Language development perspective, Down syndrome, TAKK- (Signs and alternative communication)
Keyword [sv]
Nyckelord: Språkutvecklingsperspektiv, Downs syndrom, TAKK (Tecken som Alternativ och Kompletterande Kommunikation)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19631OAI: diva2:644591
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Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-09-02 Created: 2013-08-31 Last updated: 2013-09-02Bibliographically approved

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