Informative Websites to generally discuss Autism, Language and Augmentative and Alternative Communication
A few articles regarding the Picture Exchange Communication System:
Carr D., Felce J.(2007). Increase in production of spoken words in some children with autism after PECS teaching to phase III. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 37(4), pp. 780-787.
Frea W.D., Arnold C., Vittimberga G.L.(2001). A demonstration of the effects of augmentative communication on the extreme aggressive behavior of a child with autism within an integrated preschool setting. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. 3(4), pp. 194-198.
Sulzer-Azraroff B., Hoffman A.O., Horton C.B., Bondy A, Frost L. The Picture Exchange Commuunication Systems (PECS): What do the data say? (2009) Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 24 (2), pp. 89-103.
Helpful Resource Workbooks:
Glennen, Sharon, & DeCoste, Denise C. (1997). “The Handbook of Augmentative and Alternative Communication.” San Diego: Singular Publishing Group INC
Mirenda, Pat, Ph.D,. & Iacono, Teresa, Ph.D. (Eds.). (2009). “Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC.” Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.
Adapted from a paper by Katya Hill, M.A., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. AHSA. Retrieved on August 4, 2011 from http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/CommunicationDecisions.htm.
Politano, Patricia, Ph.D., (2009). Applying AAC Feature-based Assessment Tools and Strategies Part I. Doc Stock., Retrieved August 3, 2011 from http://aacworkshop.pbworks.com/f/AAC+Linked+Series+Assess+Handout.pdf