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Williams, Betty Fry; Williams, Randy Lee – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"Effective Programs for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder" is written for teachers, parents, and the many service providers who work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Part one reviews the characteristics of ASD, summarizes major theories and research findings regarding cause(s) of ASD, and discusses the most popular…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Program Effectiveness, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Malandraki, Georgia A.; Okalidou, Areti – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2007
A 10-year-old nonverbal Greek boy, C.Z., who had been diagnosed with both bilateral sensorineural profound hearing loss and autism, was taught to use the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), with some modifications and extensions, over a 4-month intensive intervention period. C.Z.'s original communication and behavioral status as well as…
Descriptors: Intervention, Hearing (Physiology), Autism, Deafness
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McConkey, Roy; Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria; Crawford, Heather; McGreevy, Elaine; Reavey, Michaela; Cassidy, Arlene – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
The complexities that practitioners face in evaluating interventions are illustrated in this article. An early intervention programme (known as Keyhole), based mainly around Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communications handicapped CHildren (TEACCH), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Hanen approaches, was delivered…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Home Visits, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Children
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Ganz, Jennifer B.; Simpson, Richard L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2004
Few studies on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems have addressed the potential for such systems to impact word utterances in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is an AAC system designed specifically to minimize difficulties with communication skills experienced by…
Descriptors: Young Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communication Skills
Hurlbutt, Karen – Exceptional Parent, 2010
With the increase in the numbers of diagnosed children on the autism spectrum, schools are being challenged to provide proper educational services for these children. In Educating Children with Autism, the National Research Council recommended that educational programs for students with autism include three basic components. These are direct…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Autism, School Choice, Functional Behavioral Assessment
Skokut, Mary; Robinson, Suzanne; Openden, Daniel; Jimerson, Shane R. – California School Psychologist, 2008
Addressing the needs of children with autism in the school context is an essential component of facilitating the success of these students. This article provides an overview of scientifically based and promising interventions that may be used to promote the social and cognitive competence of children with autism, focusing on the research base of…
Descriptors: Autism, School Psychologists, Social Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Ganz, Jennifer B.; Cook, Katherine E.; Corbin-Newsome, Jawanda; Bourgeois, Bethany; Flores, Margaret – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 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…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism, Sign Language, Developmental Disabilities
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Tincani, Matt – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2004
This study compared the effects of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and sign language training on the acquisition of mands (requests for preferred items) of students with autism. The study also examined the differential effects of each modality on students' acquisition of vocal behavior. Participants were two elementary school students…
Descriptors: Training, Student Characteristics, Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Schwartz, Ilene S.; Garfinkle, Ann N.; Bauer, Janet – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1998
Presents two studies documenting the use of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) for 31 preschool children with severe disabilities. Initial findings indicated the children could learn to use PECS quickly and efficiently. The second study, which included 18 participants, found that PECS use generalized to untrained settings. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Communication Aids (for Disabled), Communication Skills, Early Intervention, Generalization
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Kravits, Tamara R.; Kamps, Debra M.; Kemmerer, Katie; Potucek, Jessica – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2002
Effects of the Picture Exchange Communication System on the spontaneous communication skills and social interactions of a 6-year-old girl with autism across her home and school environments were evaluated. Results indicated increases in spontaneous language, increases in intelligible verbalizations in two of three settings, and changes in peer…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism, Case Studies, Communication Skills
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Gordon, Kate; Pasco, Greg; McElduff, Fiona; Wade, Angie; Howlin, Pat; Charman, Tony – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: This article examines the form and function of spontaneous communication and outcome predictors in nonverbal children with autism following classroom-based intervention (Picture Exchange Communication System [PECS] training). Method: 84 children from 15 schools participated in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of PECS (P. Howlin, R.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Speech Communication, Naturalistic Observation, Autism
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Spencer, Trina D.; Petersen, Douglas B.; Gillam, Sandra L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Evidence-based practice (EBP) refers to clinical decisions as a result of the careful integration of research evidence and student needs. Legal mandates such as No Child Left Behind require teachers to employ evidence-based practices in their classrooms, yet teachers receive little guidance regarding how to determine which practices are…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Intervention, Federal Legislation, Sign Language
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Carr, Deborah; Felce, Janet – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2007
The study investigated the impact of mastery of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) to Phase III, on the communications of children with autism. Children aged between 3 and 7 years, formed a PECS intervention group and a non-intervention control group. The intervention group received 15 h of PECS teaching over 5 weeks. Three 2-h…
Descriptors: Autism, Young Children, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Intervention
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Dogoe, Maud S.; Banda, Devender R.; Lock, Robin H. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2010
This study examined the acquisition and generalization of requesting behaviors learned through PECS with three children with autism. A single-subject multiple baseline across participants design was used to determine the effects of PECS. Results indicated that all three participants acquired PECS skills for requesting and generalized the skills…
Descriptors: Autism, Generalization, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Special Needs Students
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Lamb, Judy – Kairaranga, 2008
Over a period of a year, formal and informal interactions among members of the community around a four-year-old girl with special education needs were focused through participatory action research (PAR). The team included parents, kindergarten teachers, an education support worker, speech-language therapist, early intervention teacher and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Action Research, Disabilities, Kindergarten
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