PECS LEVEL 1 Change someone’s life – teach them to communicate
with the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

All training and workshops are funding dependant.

The evidence-based Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS®) is used to rapidly teach communication
skills to those with limited functional speech. The PECS® Protocol is successfully utilized in learning
environments by hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide.
PECS® Level 1 Training is engaging and interactive. It begins by teaching spontaneous request, teaches
additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. Learn to implement the
six phases of PECS® and attributes, utilising the Pyramid Approach to Education Approved PECS® Protocol.
Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement the PECS® Protocol in
classrooms with learners who have complex communication and behavioural needs such as autism, and
related disabilities.
An added benefit for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion who acquire
independent speech. “When three students with autism ages 5-9, were taught PECS over a period of less than
two months, their spoken language consisted of more words and they used more complex grammar in
speech.” Ganz & Simpson 2004.
Outcomes & Key Benefits
• Help meet EHC Plan requirements
• Learn classroom instruction strategies
• Identify key components to designing effective educational environments using the Pyramid Approach
to Education
• Develop strategies to create an abundance of opportunities for communication
• Identify the relationship between PECS and traditional communication training approaches
• Implement all six phases of PECS using behaviour analytical orientation
• Identify criteria for transitioning from PECS to other communication modalities
Training is held online via zoom. Workshop will run for 13 hours excluding breaks over two days. This is
interactive training, you will be shown video examples to enhance learning, group discussion and practice is held
in small breakout rooms, practice with actual PECS® materials, full colour handout and PECS® Manual sent to
each delegate prior to the sessions. Certificate sent After the workshop is completed. Pyramid Educational
Consultants UK, the only official training provider of PECS in the UK, has trained over 40,000 people. We offer
training, customised consultancy and resources to support PECS and the Pyramid Approach to Education.

For more information contact us.