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New PDF release: A Picture's Worth: PECS and Other Visual Communication

By Andy Bondy,Lori Frost

A PICTURE’S worthy, the PECS primer written via the builders of the image trade conversation procedure, is now to be had in a moment variation. This ordinary advisor introduces PECS, an easy and empowering communique software during which companions trade playing cards with images or line drawings representing gadgets, attributes, and activities. a toddler or grownup who has not on time or no speech can simply exhibit his easy wants (e.g., ''ice cream'') or wishes utilizing a PECS card with out prompting from one other. And as a person's PECS utilization progresses, she or he learns to place photos jointly in sentences to specific wants (e.g., ''I wish chocolate ice cream.''), to remark, and to invite questions.

A PICTURE’S worthy examines verbal conversation improvement and the way autism impacts those talents, and exhibits how a kid's negative verbal exchange abilities can result in challenge behaviors. offering communique options--PECS and the opposite augmentative and substitute verbal exchange recommendations (AAC) defined within the book--reduces frustration and complements learning.

This new version cites study that proves PECS (and different AAC recommendations) does not intrude with the advance of conversing abilities, and truly grants a lift to the purchase of those talents. there is additionally extended info on:

-Deciding even if a baby wishes AAC and will reap the benefits of PECS
-Who is a suitable candidate for PECS
-Error correction techniques throughout the preliminary levels of PECS
-How to decide on hard behaviors to attempt to eliminate
-What to do whilst a baby doesn't examine pictures

Thousands of individuals with autism and different disabilities have benefited from utilizing PECS. The book's entire set of introductory classes makes it effortless for folks and therapists to start utilizing this low-tech technique to support young ones via adults strengthen potent verbal exchange talents!

Also try out Andy Bondy's and Lori Frost's e-book on together with youngsters with autism in day-by-day kinfolk exercises, AUTISM 24/7.

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