picture exchange communication system

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A simple communication system involving exchanging pictures for a desired item or activity. It is used extensively with children who have global developmental delay and those with autistic spectrum disorder, who have little or no verbal communication. The system supports the development of functional communication rather than language, starting with single pictures and building up to the use of sentences to make requests. PECS is an aided form of augmentative and alternative communication.

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