Featured Research: Language & Communication

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    RE.SEARCH 8: Connect

    In a world in which there is an ever-encroaching digital footprint and high-tech solutions, it is vital that we reconnect with an outlook of compassion, care and communication. We do this through connection and connectivity. The theme of our latest issue, ‘Connect’, highlights how UP lives up to its motto, “Make Today Matter”, and demonstrates how our African research connections and...

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    RE.SEARCH 6: Open

    This issue features research from all of the University of Pretoria's nine faculties and our business school, the Gordan Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and shows how our research is opening a new world and a better future.

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    Meet Constance Ntuli - a University of Pretoria researcher with complex communication needs

    Constance Ntuli's research matters because she wants to change mindsets and help others who, like her, have little or no functional speech. “With assistive technology, and specifically AAC, I can demonstrate how one can live a life of meaning and purpose, and a life of abundance.”

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    How do UP researchers help people who cannot speak get medical help and tell doctors what is wrong?

    Researchers at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) in the Faculty of Humanities conducted a study that involved designing a framework to develop health education material for people with complex communication disabilities.

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    University of Pretoria researchers give the voiceless a voice

    How do people who cannot speak consult with their doctor and tell them what is wrong?
    To answer this, researchers at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) in the Faculty of Humanities conducted a study that involved designing a framework to develop health education material for people with complex communication disabilities.

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    UP study shows 81% of Grade 4 learners in SA have reading difficulties

    The South African portion of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 2021 conducted by UP has found that 81% of South African Grade 4 learners are struggling to read for comprehension at age 10.

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