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From an email brochure:
A PECS Basic Training will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Columbus / Polaris, 8535 Lyra Drive, Columbus OH 43240. For more information about PECS, visit http://www.pecs.com .
PECS is the Picture Exchange Communication System.
The course offers 1.3 ASHA CEUs or 7.0 BACB CEUs.
What follows is from the brochure:
The workshop is appropriate for any parent or professional working with learners with autism, related developmental disabilities and/or limited communication skills.
All participants will leave with practical knowledge that can immediately be implemented into any setting.
The cost: $395 for professionals and $295 for parents. Group discounts are also available. Contact email@example.com, or phone 302-355-5979.
About the training (from the brochure):
This two-day training begins with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education. It includes factors related to establishing learning / communicative environment.
Specific topics include functional activities, powerful reinforcers, functional communication, identification and replacement of Contextually Inappropriate Behaviors, generalization, lesson formats, teaching strategies, error correction and data collection/analysis.
The training will describe the six phases of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) protocol. PECS begins by teaching an individual to request desired items, by exchanging a picture with a communication partner.
It then teaches discrimination of pictures and sentence structure. In the more advanced phases, individuals are taught to use attributes, answer questions and comment.
PECS is an evidence-based strategy,they tell us,with supportive research from countries around the world.
source: this material is provided by Pyramid Educational Consultants, home of PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and the Pyramid Approach to Education.
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