The Picture Exchange Communication System Editor’s Note/Disclosure of Proprietary Interest: Please be advised that the author of the next paper has a financial interest in the program she describes. Publication of this paper does not constitute an endorsement by ASHA or by any Special Interest Division. Author’s Note: Following this article is a glossary ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2002
The Picture Exchange Communication System
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  • Lori Frost
    Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc., Newark, DE
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Article   |   June 01, 2002
The Picture Exchange Communication System
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, June 2002, Vol. 9, 13-16. doi:10.1044/lle9.2.13
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, June 2002, Vol. 9, 13-16. doi:10.1044/lle9.2.13
Editor’s Note/Disclosure of Proprietary Interest: Please be advised that the author of the next paper has a financial interest in the program she describes. Publication of this paper does not constitute an endorsement by ASHA or by any Special Interest Division.
Author’s Note: Following this article is a glossary of terms. Each term is boldfaced the first time it appears in text.
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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