A Clear Picture: The Use and Benefits of PECS

A Clear Picture: The Use and Benefits of PECS


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  1. thank you so much for this clip. i am a student social worker, and your video has saved me hours of reading. I am currently working with a 16 year old child who will be going through transistion services, and there is no information in this service users pecs book about health, transport, employment and so on. Your video has made this process of updating his book a lot easier. Many thanks.

  2. Thanks for sharing this clip. I was also wondering if I could share with Speech Therapy students, making clear that this is your video?

  3. Do you have a link to this PowerPoint presentation? Would love to share this with some of the parents of the students in my preschool ABA classroom.

  4. PECS and applied behavioral methodologies that supports its thinking merely further removes and shackles the most primary absolute and imperative necessity for all children with social pragmatic language and affect sensory processing based challenges (i.e. ASD) to encourage the basic use (prefrontal cortex or executive functioning) of their nonverbal facial and bodily language to facilitate and deepen simple to reciprocal based interactions (i.e. meaningful engagement). This is not somewhat but entirely misguided as it misunderstands and further represses this primary core deficit.

  5. How is it being based on Skinner's analysis a 'benefit'? Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior has been thoroughly debunked as bearing no relationship to how children actually learn language. It was based on wild speculation, not actual science. To me, this is a disadvantage of PECS, and a sign we should reconsider whether PECS should be modified to fit a more accurate understanding of language development.

  6. I LOVE THE PHASE 1 THERAPISTS! Makes my day to watch them! And I love that a therapy center does not have to have crazy, expensive ball pits and light sprays to be effective!

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