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ERIC Number: EJ966528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1553-9318
Variations on the Use of a Pictorial Alternative Communication System with a Child with Autism and Developmental Delays
Ganz, Jennifer B.; Cook, Katherine E.; Corbin-Newsome, Jawanda; Bourgeois, Bethany; Flores, Margaret
TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, v1 n6 Article 3 Jul 2005
As aberrant behavior is often recognized as the number one form of communication, it becomes imperative that as parents, teachers, and educators we must address and systematically teach or provide all children with an effective means of communication. While many augmentative and alternative communication systems such as manual sign language and the Picture Exchange Communication System (Frost & Bondy, 1994) have shown tremendous success, some students with developmental disabilities students unique needs require more individually tailored communication training that necessitates empirical inquiry and use of collective expertise. Doing so may facilitate the acquisition of skills and behaviors that improve communication skills through independent appropriate means for meeting students' personal needs and desires. This article systematically provides a variation of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) including materials, resources, and methodology necessary to implement similar pictorial augmentative and alternative communication systems. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childhood Autism Rating Scale