Variations in interaction: examining how social engagement is contingent upon context

Simmons, B (2019) 'Variations in interaction: examining how social engagement is contingent upon context.' PMLD Link, 31.2 (90). pp. 7-9. ISSN 2042-5619

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Abstract

This article reports the findings of a study that explored how a mainstream school and a special school provided social interaction opportunities for two primary-aged children with PMLD (Emma and Harry). Both children attended a special school four days a week and a mainstream school one day a week, with a special school teaching assistant (SSTA) providing support in the mainstream. The findings suggest that the SSTA interacted differently with Emma/Harry depending on which school she was in, and heavily shaped early interactions between Emma/Harry and mainstream children. The findings also suggest that mainstream children quickly developed confidence, evidenced by the emergence of novel (playful and physical) styles of interaction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2019 11:42
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 11:54
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