October 21, 2008

Jerome Bruner says that one foundation of cognition is the narrative.The mind structures its sense of reality in the form of a story. Abstract mental constructs are derived from these narratives. The basic storytelling structure of a narrative is culturally determined, therefore the mental model of reality that each person abstracts from the narrative varies by culture.

How to structure or design activities and assistive tech to allow for storytelling. How lack of expressive capacity to tell stories influences the cognitive structures of kids who grow up using AAC.