The Picture Exchange Communication System The following article first appeared in the June 2002 issue (Vol. 12, No. 2) of Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, a publication of Division 2, Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders.It is reprinted here with permission. The June issue may be purchased for $8 from ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2003
The Picture Exchange Communication System
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  • Lori Frost
    Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc., Newark, DE
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Article   |   April 01, 2003
The Picture Exchange Communication System
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2003, Vol. 12, 8-10. doi:10.1044/aac12.2.8
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2003, Vol. 12, 8-10. doi:10.1044/aac12.2.8
The following article first appeared in the June 2002 issue (Vol. 12, No. 2) of Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, a publication of Division 2, Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders.It is reprinted here with permission. The June issue may be purchased for $8 from ASHA Product Sales at 1-888-498-6699; ask for item no. 0600206.
The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) was developed in 1985 to help children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), who either do not speak or do so with limited effectiveness, to rapidly acquire functional communication skills. Although originally developed for young children with ASD, the system has been used successfully with children and adults with a wide array of communication and developmental difficulties.
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