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
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
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.