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This 1 hour PECS overview provides basic information about the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). We begin with a brief overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education, a model commonly used to create effective educational environments. Next, each of the six phases of PECS will be described and/or demonstrated with accompanying videos illustrating PECS in action. We will discuss transitioning from PECS to other modalities, before concluding with a review and analysis of common myths associated with PECS. Please note that this is an overview only and is not intended as, nor does it replace the PECS Level 1 training workshop.

  • Identify the purpose of PECS
  • Identify the elements in the Pyramid Approach to Education
  • Discuss the six phases in the PECS protocol
  • List the criteria for transitioning from PECS to speech and/or SGD
  • Discuss myths and facts about PECS