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Autism question

Hi I am trying to figure out what the board that people keep telling me to try is called? They say i get a board and get pictures of common stuff that my child would do and needs to ask for but can't. Do you know where i can get his info also?

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magnane

Asked by magnane at 12:47 AM on May. 29, 2010 in Health

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  • http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp&q=communication+board&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=CsPvZCPgATJvwIqDSgwSb6py5CAAAAKoEBU_Q5QBG&fp=1328cd8acda262ff
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 AM on May. 29, 2010

  • They're called PECS - Picture Exchange Communication System, and there are many variations of it. I just drew my own pictures & laminated them, then used velcor medallions to stick them to a carboard backing I made. On the back of the cardboard I put an envelope for a pocket to store the pictures. To use as a daily schedule, I would choose pictures of the day's activities & put them in order on the front of the cardboard, then as we did each activity, my son would remove the pic for that activity & put it back in the pocket on the back. If we were working on a task that had multiple steps, I put pics of each step in the order they needed to be done on the front of the board, then as my son completed each step, he'd remove a pic & put it in the pocket on the back. Etc., etc.....I'm sure you'll come up with loads of ways to make use of this very useful tool.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:22 PM on May. 29, 2010

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