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The effectiveness of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) training for teachers of children with autism: a pragmatic, group randomised controlled trial.

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Authors
Patricia Howlin, Rosanna K. Gordon, Greg Pasco, A. Wade, Tony Charman
Title
The effectiveness of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) training for teachers of children with autism: a pragmatic, group randomised controlled trial.
Journal
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Year
2007
Volume
48
Issue
5
Page(s)
pp. 473-481
Abstract Link
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Publication Format
Journal Article
Efficacy Study/Review
Yes
Scientific Validity
Randomised Trial, Peer-Reviewed, Controlled Trial
Comments
Although this was a study of training teachers in the use of PECS, it resulted in improved outcomes for the children involved.
Keywords
Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism, Child/Children, Communication Skills, Initiation/Spontaneity, Intervention, Language, No Treatment / Waiting List, Picture Exchange Communication System, Primary / Elementary School Age, Speech, Assistive and Adaptive Technology, Training Professionals/Paraprofessionals, Visual Support

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