The Picture Exchange Communication System and his application of child with autism spectrum disorder

Bachelor thesis Czech RESTRICTED
Kozlová, Veronika (2011)
  • Subject: Alternativní komunikace; Pervazivní vývojové poruchy; Autism spectrum disorders; Autismus; Picture Exchange Communication System; Triáda postižení; Pervasive developmental disorders; Poruchy autistického spektra; Výměnný obrázkový komunikační systém; Alternative communication; Autism; Triad of Impairments
    mesheuropmc: mental disorders

The bachelor thesis with title "The Picture Exchange Communication System and his application of child with autism spectrum disorder", deals with problems in communication of the children with autism spectrum disorders. One of the goals of the thesis is to submit a comprehensive overview of the essential knowledge of autism, history of autism, typical triad of symptoms (characteristic features of children with autism), etiology, and dividing autism by the adaptability. Another goal is to introduce the reader with a detailed feature and the use of the Picture exchange communication system, since this system is an efficient method of alternative communication, which makes the world more understandable, and not only for children with autism spectrum disorders. The goal of the practical part of the bachelor thesis is to answer hypotheses, which is achieved through case study. It deals with life story and applications of communication therapy of autistic boy in real life. Part of this work is also supplemented by a public opinion survey, which analyse positions of other parents to the Picture exchange communication system.
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