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PECS Training – Transitioning from PECS to Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) |11/04/2019

April 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

| $400 - $660

This training will provide you with practical information for helping learners successfully transition from The Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) to Speech Generating Devices (SGDs), along with evidence – based teaching strategies to ensure SGD users maintain effective communication skills.

During this training, we will show your team how to assess current PECS skills and analyse the features of available apps and SGDs in order to make the selection best suited to your learner’s needs, ensuring a rapid transfer of existing communication skills. Once we’ve considered relevant options for device or app selection, we will guide you in the detailed lesson planning necessary to teach use of the new device as a functional communication system to ensure SGD users maintain effective communication skills.

Whether you are just getting started or you want to enhance your approach to teaching with an SGD already in place, this workshop will give you evidence-based teaching strategies and insights to maximise your learner’s transition to and use of an SGD.

Please bring a Speech Generating Device (SGD) or a tablet with an AAC app to the training to use during a variety of activities.

What you will learn:

  • Compare traditional and behavioural definitions of language
  • Analyse current PECS Skills
  • Identify PECS prerequisites for transitioning from PECS to SGD
  • Identify and list feature-matching considerations when choosing and appropriate SGD
  • Describe and use Evidence-based PECS protocol strategies to teach learners how to use and SGD interactively
  • Describe ways to problem-solve barriers to ensure functional SGD use

Intended Participants:

This workshop is designed for all members of the educational team- Teachers, Speech-Language pathologist, Paraprofessionals, Psychologist, Parents and individuals who provide services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Tuition Includes:

  • Detailed Handouts with space for note taking
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Lunch and refreshments on both days


  • Registrations and Sign on  from 8:15am – 8:30am
  • 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.


April 11
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$400 - $660
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Autism Association of WA


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PECS to SGD's | Professional | 11/04/2019$660.00
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PECS to SGD's | Parent | 11/04/2019$400.00
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