Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS®)

  I’m sure many of you might be thinking what exactly is PECS? PECS is a form of augmentative and alternation communication that is used to help individuals, who have limited or no functional communication skills, to learn in a systematic and evidenced based manner. PECS can help with the development of speech, and most likely achieve a reduction in behavior issues. Below is a flow chart to decide if your child is a good candidate for PECS (click on the flowchart for a clearer view): Cop...
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Augmentative/Alternative Communication

For those of you who do not know, May is speech and hearing month! This is a very important topic in the world of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as one of the core characteristics of a person with ASD is impairment with communication. This also affects another common characteristic – deficits in social interaction. Both of these characteristics are essential to improved quality of life for all human beings, including your child with ASD. According to the Simons Foundation Autism Research Ini...
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