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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Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and Autism

Central Auditory Processing Disorder Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) affects about 5% of children.  Central Auditory Processing Disorder means that the Auditory Processing Disorder is the “central” or primary diagnosis.  Inherent in children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder are many “auditory processing deficits,” but one would not diagnose the child with Autism with CAPD, as Autism is the primary diagnosis.  The deficits, whether primary or secondary still remain nearly...
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