Social interaction is a key factor for human development, from the use of instruments and signs, with the communication process being fundamental to this development. We understand that communication develops throughout the life of the subject, and is structured as a complex process of language acquisition, which has a dual communicative function, the first as being a means of communication and the second, as a process of understanding and representing thought. In cases of severe impairment or communication deficits, at least one of those functions end up being harmed. In these cases, the use of alternative communication has contributed with subsidies to complement, supplement or build this communication process. Therefore, the general objective of this thesis was to develop an alternative communication system in a collaborative way, together with the families of non-oralized children with multiple disabilities due to Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome (SCVZ), with focus on activities that encourage the development of communication skills. This research is linked to studies carried out in the Education and Media Research Group (Grupem), in the Graduate Program in Education at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC - Rio), with the project Longitudinal study of intervention and monitoring of the development of communication skills in children with Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome, which is a subject of the project Research and intersectoral action between education and health in promoting schooling schooling and development of children with congenital zika virus syndrome at Baixada Fluminense. The research was carried out in Baixada Fluminense, RJ, with six families of children who were born with Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome (SCVZ). We carried out qualitative research, based on the methodological assumptions of collaborative research. Through this methodology, we built, with the help of the families of the participating children, alternatives for the communication difficulties presented by them, as well as the development of the app Comunika, a digital protocol aimed at developing communication skills and social interaction in children with SCVZ. The field work was carried out in two moments. On the first one, we carried out visits to the homes of the families participating in the research to carry out an interview and apply a socioeconomic questionnaire and the Participation and Environment- Children and Youth (PEM-CY), an instrument for evaluating the children s ability to participate in the family and in the community. On a second moment, the families participated in a meeting
at the Multidisciplinary Institute (IM), campus of the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), where we started the development of the Comunika app. We produced data using observation (with a field diary) semi-structured interviews, a socioeconomic questionnaire and the PEM-CY document. As a theoretical framework, we used Vigotski s cultural-historical theory, taking his concepts as contributions to understanding the specificities of the participating children s development, and creating the activities that integrated the app. Based on the produced data, we developed activities that made constitute it. 100 activities were created to work on communication and expand the participation of these children based on expectations and needs presented by the families. The main results emerged from all this research: understanding the possibilities arising from TA and CA resources and approaching them as instruments for compensating limitations in favor of the participation and communication processes of children with multiple non-oralised due to SCVZ; the importance of working in collaboration with families for the development of the app, as well as the meditation in the relationship with the context, mediated by culturally developed instruments, signs and symbols; the knowledge of families of children s communication skills and diversity for possible future learning, as well as how much they consider the alternative communication resource as a possibility to work on the development and expansion of communication with their children at home and, subsequently, encouraging their participation in other contexts and with other interlocutors; the development and availability of the Comunika app as a resource available free of charge on the web for cell phones, smartphones and tablets with operating Android system.