Working with PECS

Video Summary

In this video Antonio and his therapist are working on communication skills with the PECS, the picture exchange communication system. To get the book he wants, Antonio must use the PECS to request it from his therapist. The therapist requires that Antonio build a phrase ('I want book') with his pictures as he would with words as opposed to requesting with a single word or picture ('book'). In this way, Antonio learns the structure and meaning of language despite his difficulties with speech.


    • Autism-General Information
    • speech delays
    • Nonverbal Communicative Skills
    • pointing to request
    • picture exchange system (PECS)
    • Play
    • interest in books
    • Therapies
    • therapy strategies
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • lack of expressive language

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