Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Charlop-Christy, M.H., Carpenter, M., Le, L., LeBlanc L., Kellet, K. (2002). Using The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) With Children With Autism: Assessment Of PECS Acquisition, Speech, Social-Communicative Behavior, And Problem Behavior. Journal Of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 213-231

This article discusses the Picture Exchange Communication System and how it works. Data collection on the effects of the PECS system are also explained.

Millar, S., Scott, J., (n.d). What is Augmentative and Alternative Communication? An Introduction. website:

This article discusses augmentative and alternative communication devices. The authors explain unaided and aided communication, and advantages and disadvantages of each.

Mirenda, P., (2003). Toward Functional Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Students With Autism: Manual Signs, Graphic Symbols, and Voice Output Communication Aids. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services In Schools, 34, 203-216

The author poses the question of what ACC modality is preferable to use? And what do we know about voice output aids for people with autism?

Randle, K., (2005). Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Autism: A Review of Current Research. website:

The author discusses, current research on communication devices and the results of various studies. Different augmentative/alternative devices, were looked at.

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