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PECS Level 1 Training | 14 & 15 October 2019 |

October 14 @ 8:30 am - October 15 @ 4:30 pm

| $400 - $660

This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind The Picture Exchange Communication System and the protocols on how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to teach communication skills rapidly to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six Phases of PECS, including attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills.

 What You Will Learn:

  • The key Pyramid components to designing effective educational environments
  • Strategies to create an abundance of opportunities for communication
  • The relationship between PECS and traditional communication training approaches
  • How to implement all six phases of PECS with target individuals using a behaviour analytic orientation
  • The criteria for transitioning from PECS to other communication modalities

Tuition includes:

  • The Second Edition PECS Training Manual with Data Forms CD (a $AUD104.50 value)
  • Detailed Handouts with space for note taking
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Lunch and refreshments on both days

Intended Participants

Therapists, Teachers, Educators, Program Administrators/Supervisors, Social Workers, Parents, Family members and Individuals who would like to learn to implement PECS with individuals without a functional communication system. 


  • Registrations from 8:00am – 8:15am
  • Seminars will commence at 8:30am sharp, unless otherwise stated
  • Child Care is NOT provided
  • A cancellation fee of 30 % will apply to all cancellations within 5 working days prior to the seminar. There will be no refund for cancellations within 24 hours for non-attendance.
  • Cost is $400 for Parent Participants
  • Cost is $660 for Professional Participants
  • Please note we require a minimum number or registrations to run this event. Confirmations will be sent in advance of training date.

Registrations for Families Accessing NDIS:                                                                           

If included in your NDIS plan, you may be able to use your therapy funding to cover the cost of this workshop. 

For more more information and to register, please email seminars@autism.org.au  or call 9489 8900.


October 14 @ 8:30 am
October 15 @ 4:30 pm
$400 - $660
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Autism Association of WA
(08) 94898900


Ambrose Estate – Wembley Golf Course
200 The Boulevard
Wembley Downs, Western Australia 6019 Australia
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PECS Level 1 | Professional | 14-15/10/2019$660.00
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PECS Level 1 | Parent | 14-15/10/2019$400.00
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