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  • 19 August
    2 Full Days on AWST
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Mon 19 Aug 09:00 AWST - Mon 19 Aug 16:30 AWST
    Online
    Session 2
    Tue 20 Aug 09:00 AWST - Tue 20 Aug 16:30 AWST
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • Parent/Carer $440.00 incl. GST
    • $730.00 incl. GST
  • 9 September
    2 Full Days (AEST)
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Mon 09 Sep 09:00 AEST - Mon 09 Sep 16:30 AEST
    Online
    Session 2
    Tue 10 Sep 09:00 AEST - Tue 10 Sep 16:30 AEST
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • Parent/Carer $440.00 incl. GST
    • Early Bird $657.00 incl. GST
    • $730.00 incl. GST
  • 12 December
    2 Full Days
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Thu 12 Dec 09:00 AEDT - Thu 12 Dec 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    Session 2
    Fri 13 Dec 09:00 AEDT - Fri 13 Dec 16:30 AEDT
    Online
    • PD hours: 13
    • Parent/Carer $440.00 incl. GST
    • Early Bird $657.00 incl. GST
    • $730.00 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