PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)

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Children with autism often handle visual/graphic information more easily than auditory/ verbal information, although many children with autism may prefer use of peripheral vision to central vision. One successful approach to developing communication is the use of the picture exchange communication system (PECS). This fairly simple approach requires the child to select a picture card, approach the adult, and hand the adult the card to make a request or comment. This approach has several advantages for children with autism: It focuses on functional communication.
It requires little interaction and exchange.
It relies more on visual information than on auditory.
It provides an acceptable replacement behavior for children whose communicative behaviors have become disruptive and inappropriate.
Pedagogy
Pedagogy describes activities that impart knowledge. However, it is sometimes used to describe the profession of teaching.
Pediatrics
The study and treatment of children and their care.
Perception
Receiving and deriving meaning from information received through the senses.
Perceptual Motor Development
Development of children’s ability to move different parts of their bodies as they get involved with objects and people they perceive. Requires a combination of motor and cognitive skills.

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