• 22 November
    2 full days
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Mon 22 Nov 09:00 AEDT - Mon 22 Nov 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    Session 2
    Tue 23 Nov 09:00 AEDT - Tue 23 Nov 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • Student $395.00 incl. GST
    • Parent/Carer $440.00 incl. GST
    • Super Early Bird $556.00 incl. GST
    • $695.00 incl. GST
  • 6 December
    2 full days
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Mon 06 Dec 09:00 AEDT - Mon 06 Dec 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    Session 2
    Tue 07 Dec 09:00 AEDT - Tue 07 Dec 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • Student $395.00 incl. GST
    • Parent/Carer $440.00 incl. GST
    • Super Early Bird $556.00 incl. GST
    • $695.00 incl. GST
  • 13 January
    2 Full Days
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Thu 13 Jan 09:00 AEDT - Thu 13 Jan 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    Session 2
    Fri 14 Jan 09:00 AEDT - Fri 14 Jan 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • Student $395.00 incl. GST
    • Parent/Carer $440.00 incl. GST
    • Super Early Bird $556.00 incl. GST
    • $695.00 incl. GST
  • 10 February
    2 Full Days
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Thu 10 Feb 09:00 AEDT - Thu 10 Feb 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    Session 2
    Fri 11 Feb 09:00 AEDT - Fri 11 Feb 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • Student $395.00 incl. GST
    • Parent/Carer $440.00 incl. GST
    • Super Early Bird $556.00 incl. GST
    • $695.00 incl. GST
  • 8 March
    2 weeks, 6 sessions, Tues, Wed & Thurs, 7pm-9:15pm
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 08 Mar 19:00 AEDT - Tue 08 Mar 21:15 AEDT
    Online
    Session 2
    Wed 09 Mar 19:00 AEDT - Wed 09 Mar 21:15 AEDT
    Online
    Session 3
    Thu 10 Mar 19:00 AEDT - Thu 10 Mar 21:15 AEDT
    Online
    Session 4
    Tue 15 Mar 19:00 AEDT - Tue 15 Mar 21:15 AEDT
    Online
    Session 5
    Wed 16 Mar 19:00 AEDT - Wed 16 Mar 21:15 AEDT
    Online
    Session 6
    Thu 17 Mar 19:00 AEDT - Thu 17 Mar 21:15 AEDT
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • Student $395.00 incl. GST
    • Parent/Carer $440.00 incl. GST
    • Super Early Bird $556.00 incl. GST
    • $695.00 incl. GST
  • 21 March
    2 Full Days
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Mon 21 Mar 09:00 AEDT - Mon 21 Mar 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    Session 2
    Tue 22 Mar 09:00 AEDT - Tue 22 Mar 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • Student $395.00 incl. GST
    • Parent/Carer $440.00 incl. GST
    • Super Early Bird $556.00 incl. GST
    • $695.00 incl. GST

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