The Importance Of PECS In Education

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PECS was developed in 1985 at the Delaware Autism Program by Lori Frost and Andy Bondy (A., & Horton, C. 2010). The use of pecs includes six phases through which a child is taught how to communicate and how to communicate with others using specific symbols and pictures to form sentences (Frost & Bondy, 2002). The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) program used to teach functional requesting and commenting skills to people with disabilities (Bondy & Frost, 1993; Frost & Bondy, 2002). PECS involves six distinct phases of training, during which the child gradually becomes independent of adult prompting and learns that communication is a two-way process which can achieve desired…show more content…
The communication board would be able to attach or hook over the bed rails and would be a A4 size and would be made from a shatter proof plastic. The board would be a white wipe clean board with a non-permanent pen attached. I chose white as the colour of the board as if the individual has a visual impairment would struggle to see black wrighting on a coloured background and dark text on a white background is better for readability. This is because white stimulates all three types of colour sensitive visual receptors in the human eye in nearly equal amounts. White also reflects all wavelengths of light, because the words and letters in paragraph text are compact and close together, when white text reflects light, the reflected light scatters and runs into neighbouring words and letters. Bauer and Cavonius (1980) found that participants were 26% more accurate in reading text when they read it with dark characters on a light background. The pictures I used for the board include black and white drawings, colour symbols, pictures from catalogues, product logos, scanned images, and digital

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