In the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), pupils are taught to communicate a need by exchanging an image, thus helping to enhance the pupil’s communication abilities and understanding of the function of communication.
The system was designed for young and preverbal children and follows eight defined stages.
The method also encourages the pupil to initiate spontaneous communication.
Further information on the PECS system is available on www.pecs.com.
Pyramid UK is providing a series of 2-day PECS workshops in Ireland during 2013-14
PECS Level 1 Training (formerly called PECS Basic Training)