Impact of PECS tablet computer app on receptive identification of pictures given a verbal stimulus. Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this brief report was to determine the effect on receptive identification of photos of a tablet computer-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system with voice output. METHODS: A multiple baseline single-case experimental design across vocabulary words was implemented. One participant, a preschool-aged boy with autism and little intelligible verbal language, was included in the study. RESULTS: Although a functional relation between the intervention and the dependent variable was not established, the intervention did appear to result in mild improvement for two of the three vocabulary words selected. CONCLUSION: The authors recommend further investigations of the collateral impacts of AAC on skills other than expressive language.

published proceedings

  • Dev Neurorehabil

altmetric score

  • 0.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Ganz, J. B., Hong, E. R., Goodwyn, F., Kite, E., & Gilliland, W.

citation count

  • 30

complete list of authors

  • Ganz, Jennifer B||Hong, Ee Rea||Goodwyn, Fara||Kite, Elizabeth||Gilliland, Whitney

publication date

  • January 2015