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Course Description

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a successful approach that uses pictures to develop communication skills. It is appropriate for children and adults with a wide range of learning and communication difficulties including autism. Easy to access, affordable to implement and scientifically supported as one of the most effective communication interventions, PECS is an opportunity to open the door to spontaneous communication.

Course Objectives:

  • everything you need to know to begin successfully implementing PECS
  • the theoretical background, including how to develop effective educational environments
  • a review of visual strategies useful for communication
  • the six phases of PECS, where to start and when to move on
  • strategies for motivating your learner to communicate
  • how to move from a single picture exchange to sentences
  • how to teach picture discrimination with two or more pictures

Benefits

  • increases skills and independence with a functional communication system
  •  reduces inappropriate behaviours by reinforcing requests and positive communication
  • teach your student/child to initiate communication and develop social communication skills
  • see how it works with live demonstrations, video examples and opportunity for practice
  • parents: become a leader in your child’s education
  • professionals: gain valuable skills and learn how to implement PECS effectively in your environment
  • learn the ‘whys’ behind the practice to enable problem-solving
  • gain inspiration – learn practical tips and have questions answered from our specialist consultants

PEC's training through Pyramid Education Consultants

Venue: Phoenix Upper School. PE2 5QA

Took Place On: 16th April 2018

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Cost: £100