The Effects of PECS Training on Symbolic Matching Skills in Learners with Autism

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This study evaluated whether picture exchange communication system (PECS) training would result in the development of conditional relations among corresponding pictures, objects (reinforcers) and spoken words used in PECS training with learners with developmental disabilities. Three participants with autism and mental retardation were trained to use PECS. Match-to-sample procedures were used to assess all possible conditional relations among stimuli before, during, and after PECS training. None of the three participants in this study acquired conditional discriminations involving the pictures, reinforcers, and spoken words used in their PECS training.

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Cranmer, Elizabeth May 2009.

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This study evaluated whether picture exchange communication system (PECS) training would result in the development of conditional relations among corresponding pictures, objects (reinforcers) and spoken words used in PECS training with learners with developmental disabilities. Three participants with autism and mental retardation were trained to use PECS. Match-to-sample procedures were used to assess all possible conditional relations among stimuli before, during, and after PECS training. None of the three participants in this study acquired conditional discriminations involving the pictures, reinforcers, and spoken words used in their PECS training.

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Cranmer, Elizabeth. The Effects of PECS Training on Symbolic Matching Skills in Learners with Autism, thesis, May 2009; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc10997/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .