PECS AS A MEANS OF PREPARING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM FOR UNUSUAL SITUATIONS

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  • ARMENUHI AVAGYAN Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan

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https://doi.org/10.24234/miopap.v4i1.290

Abstract

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is considered as one of the alternative methods of additional communication. The primary goal of PECS system is the development of functional communication skills of children with autism. PECS gives the children an opportunity to communicate, not only in usual, but also in unusual, stressful situations. It promotes positive changes in behavior and emotional sphere of children. The experience has shown, that the children, who use PECS, are understood with ease by their surrounding people, as well as by their fellows, and the implication of pictures by parents in the process of information exchange improves its understanding.

Author Biography

ARMENUHI AVAGYAN , Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan

Dean of the Faculty of Special Education, ASPU, PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor

References

1. Avagyan A. Communication of Children with Autism. Abstract book of Regional Meeting of The World Psychiatric Association, Yerevan, 2011, S 23
2. Avagyan A. New Method for Correction of communication for Children with Autism Abstract book of 3–rd international medical congress of Armenia. Yerevan, 2011, p.323
3. Bondy A. & Frost L. A Picture’s Worth: PECS and Other Visual Communication Strategies in Autism, 2011, p.143
4. Susan Vander Wyk, Liz Steinberger&Kim Even Where are we go?...To the doctor!, 2008., p. 18

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Published

2014-04-13

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AVAGYAN , A. . (2014). PECS AS A MEANS OF PREPARING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM FOR UNUSUAL SITUATIONS . Main Issues Of Pedagogy And Psychology, 4(1), 49-52. https://doi.org/10.24234/miopap.v4i1.290

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