PECS is a unique alternative/augmentative communication system. PECS was first implemented with preschool students diagnosed with Autism at the Delaware Autism Program. The findings from the program were that 76% of children placed on PECS acquired speech as either their sole communication system or augmented by a picture based system. Since then PECS has been implemented worldwide with a variety of learners of all ages who have various cognitive, physical and communication challenges.
PECS consist of six phases. It begins by teaching an individual to give a single picture of a desired item to a “communicative partner”, who immediately honours the exchange as a request. The system goes on to teach discrimination of pictures and how to put them together in sentences. In the more advanced phases, individuals are taught to use modifiers, answer questions and comment.
The course is certified by the CPD certification service (the leading independent CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance detailing eligible CPD hours which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.
We run approximately 95 PECS workshops per year, plus we also offer training in behaviour management, sexual and social safety for those with additional needs plus the highly acclaimed ‘Language of Emotions’ and more.
We also offer consultancy in the form of in-school support, in-home support, in-community support. 1:1 consultation and remote support via interactive technology (skype or sightspeed).
Post training we offer support in the form of a very active yahoo group. Our facebook page and twitter feed also offer help and tips. PECS users can call/email the office for help or advice. (01273 609555 /firstname.lastname@example.org)
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Louise Hotchkiss
- Contact Position
- Pyramid Educational Consultants
ARE YOU AN EDUCATOR, PARENT, OR PROVIDER? PYRAMID GIVES YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SUCCEED!
Join the hundreds of thousands of educators who have utilised Pyramid’s services and products to become better teachers and ignite the potential of every student. Pyramid offers and provides products, resources, and everything in between.
- We offer solutions that produce immediate results
- Learn innovative strategies and techniques that will motivate students, expand learning, and improve student performance
- We personalise effective learning for each student, classroom, and program
Where to go
- Pyramid Educational Consultants Ltd (Home of the Picture Exchange Communication System)
Pyramid Educational Consultants UK Ltd
- BN2 4QN
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £330 Professional Rate per session £297 Student Rate per session £185 Parent Rate per session
- Session: Training is 13 hours,
- Other notes
Open to all parents, carers and professionals in the SEN community. No referral required.