Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to teach learners with limited functional communication skills to initiate communicative exchanges and interactions within a social context.
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:
- Learning basic knowledge about Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).
- Applying PECS in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The PECS module will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours to complete. However, the module is broken into individual lessons to help guide your learning:
|Lesson||Time to Complete|
|A Case for PECS||10 minutes|
|Lesson 1: Basics of PECS||25 minutes|
|Lesson 2: Planning for PECS||25 minutes|
|Lesson 3: Using PECS||45 minutes|
|Lesson 4: Monitoring PECS||25 minutes|
|Applying PECS||10 minutes|
If you leave the module prior to finishing, your place within the module will be saved. From your My Account page, look in the My Modules tab and select the last page viewed to resume this module.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards that apply to all 27 evidence-based practices (PDF document, 2 pages)
CEC standards that apply specifically to the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) module (PDF document, 1 page)