Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)(R)
The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)(R) is used to teach learners with limited functional communication skills to initiate communicative exchanges and interactions within a social context.
This module is not intended to take the place of training and resources on PECS(R) provided by Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc. Please visit the website: www.pecsusa.com for information on resources and training. The information presented in this module should be implemented under the supervision of a trained professional.
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:
- Learning basic knowledge about Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)(R).
- Applying PECS(R) in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The PECS(R) 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|
Sam, A., & AFIRM Team. (2016). Picture Exchange Communication System(R). Chapel Hill, NC: National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder, FPG Child Development Center, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from http://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/picture-exchange-communication-system
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)(R) module (PDF document, 1 page)