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Picture Exchange Communication System

Creating Your Own PECS Images

by Katherine on November 2, 2011

As a lot of autistic children have difficulty expressing their needs, thoughts and feelings, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) provides them a simple way to communicate with others. It is a well-established system which helps your autistic child to communicate with others. The popularity of this system is largely due to the relative ease [...]

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Using PECS to Teach Your Autistic Child to Read

by Katherine on October 26, 2011

If you would like to teach your autistic child how to read, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a good system to use. PECS makes use of pictures and images to teach your child to communicate with others. In this system, you will provide your child with a couple of images that he can [...]

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One of the most common characteristic of autistic children is that they can easily get overwhelmed in certain situations. And when they get overwhelmed, it is common for them to express their frustration through temper tantrums. One way to avoid this from happening is by giving your child a break or time out before he [...]

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One of the learning strategies that children with autism respond to is the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). This learning strategy uses visual materials which can be very effective especially for children who have very limited communication skills. The Picture Exchange Communication System can be used in a variety of teaching situations. You can use [...]

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The first phase of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is for the nonverbal child or adult to learn how to communicate using PECS. What you want to do is to teach him how to spontaneously ask for the things he wants using the pictures that you have laid out before him. To achieve this [...]

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Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

by Katherine on July 15, 2011

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) was developed by Andy Bondy, PhD and Lori Frost, CCC/SLP in 1985 as a tool to help children and adults who have been diagnosed with autism or other communication deficiencies. It is an alternative and augmentative communication system that teaches nonverbal children and adults to communicate with others. PECS [...]

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