This intensive two-day interactive training is designed to teach educational teams and parents the theory and protocol for the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), an evidence based practise. To access discounted parent price, type PARENT in the promotional code field on checkout. To access discounted student price, type STUDENT in the promotional code field on checkout.

  • 7 July
    2 Full Days
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    Sessions
    Session 1
    Thu 07 Jul 09:00 AEST - Thu 07 Jul 16:30 AEST
    Online
    Session 2
    Fri 08 Jul 09:00 AEST - Fri 08 Jul 16:30 AEST
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • Student $313.00 incl. GST
    • BOGO $347.50 incl. GST
    • Parent/Carer $440.00 incl. GST
    • $695.00 incl. GST
  • 14 July
    2 full days
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    Sessions
    Session 1
    Thu 14 Jul 09:00 AEST - Thu 14 Jul 16:30 AEST
    Online
    Session 2
    Fri 15 Jul 09:00 AEST - Fri 15 Jul 16:30 AEST
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • Student $313.00 incl. GST
    • BOGO $347.50 incl. GST
    • Parent/Carer $440.00 incl. GST
    • $695.00 incl. GST
  • 4 August
    2 full days
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    Sessions
    Session 1
    Thu 04 Aug 09:00 AEST - Thu 04 Aug 16:30 AEST
    Online
    Session 2
    Fri 05 Aug 09:00 AEST - Fri 05 Aug 16:30 AEST
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • Student $313.00 incl. GST
    • Parent/Carer $440.00 incl. GST
    • Super Early Bird $556.00 incl. GST
    • $695.00 incl. GST
  • 1 October
    AAC Awareness Month 2 Day PECS Level 1 Webinar
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    Sessions
    Session 1
    Sat 01 Oct 09:00 AEST - Sat 01 Oct 16:30 AEST
    Online
    Session 2
    Sun 02 Oct 09:00 AEDT - Sun 02 Oct 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • $440.00 incl. GST
  • 24 October
    2 full days
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    Sessions
    Session 1
    Mon 24 Oct 09:00 AEDT - Mon 24 Oct 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    Session 2
    Tue 25 Oct 09:00 AEDT - Tue 25 Oct 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • Student $313.00 incl. GST
    • Parent/Carer $440.00 incl. GST
    • Super Early Bird $556.00 incl. GST
    • $695.00 incl. GST
  • 17 November
    2 full days
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Thu 17 Nov 09:00 AEDT - Thu 17 Nov 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    Session 2
    Fri 18 Nov 09:00 AEDT - Fri 18 Nov 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • Student $313.00 incl. GST
    • Parent/Carer $440.00 incl. GST
    • Super Early Bird $556.00 incl. GST
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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Description

This intensive two-day interactive training is designed to teach educational teams and parents the theory and protocol for the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), an evidence based practise. We begin with identifying key components to designing effective educational environments that foster communication. Through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play, you will learn the six phases of PECS, including how to teach spontaneous requests, attributes for expanding language, responding to questions and commenting. The workshop concludes with discussions about the relation between PECS and speech as well as criteria for transitioning from PECS to other communication modalities, such as speech generating devices (SGD).

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Identify key components to designing an enriched learning environment using the Pyramid Approach to Education.
  • Identify strategies for creating opportunities for communication across the day
  • Implement the six phases of the PECS protocol
  • Discuss the evidence about PECS and its relationship to speech
  • Examine the criteria for transitioning from PECS to other communication modalities such as speech and SGDs