Table 1

Description of participating children

Disability as described by parentMode of primary communication during the interview
ASDSpeech directed to parent who mediated communication with the interviewer
Cerebral palsyCommunication board with bliss symbols, gross motor signals, vocalisation
ASD and intellectual disabilitiesSpeech and hand signs based on Swedish sign language
ASD and intellectual disabilitiesPrimarily speech
ADHD, hearing loss and developmental language disorderPrimarily speech
Degenerative muscle disorderHand signs based on Swedish sign language and vocalisation
  • ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; ASD, Autism spectrum disorder.