Basic PECS Training

Presented by FDLRS Action. Space is limited.

About PECS

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a language-training package that 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.

During this free event, 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.

Basic PECS Training

Wednesday, Oct. 9th, 8:30am to Thursday, Oct. 10th, 4:30pm

4850 Millenia Boulevard

Orlando, FL

October 9, 2013 and October 10, 2013

It is required to attend both days of this 16 hour, two-day training. For more information contact: Alissa Plaisance, Center Technology Specialist.

Register for this event!

It is HIGHLY recommended that participants come as a team that support students. For example, a teacher and paraprofessional, teacher and SLP, etc.

To register for this professional learning opportunity and other FDLRS Action events:

FDLRS Funding Statement:

This document was developed by the FDLRS Action Associate Center, a special project funded by the Florida Department of Education, Division of Public Schools, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through federal assistance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B.