Full course description
Time: 3 hours, 9 minutes
Credit: 3.5 Learning (type-2) BACB CEs
Presenter: Andy Bondy, Ph.D.
Course Description: The Picture exchange communication system (PECS) is an evidence-based strategy used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. This talk begins with a brief overview of the pyramid approach to education. Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions, using a variety of attributes, and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Relevant recent research regarding PECS and various outcome measures are presented and recent myths and misconceptions associated with PECS are reviewed.
- Understand how to implement all six phases of PECS with students, using a behavior analytic orientation
- Learn strategies for creating opportunities for communication across the day
- Describe the relationship between PECS and other communication training approaches
- List criteria for transitioning from PECS to other communication modalities
- Describe myths and misconceptions associated with PECS
Keywords: Language, PECS, autism, teaching, communication, pyramid approach to education
Rating: This course is recommended for BCBAs and BCaBAs and those with background knowledge of behavior analysis working with children with autism.
Access: Two weeks
Note: The two weeks' access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in; purchasing multiple course subscriptions will not extend your access.
Effective July 23, 2018, each ABA type-2 on-demand CE course may be extended a maximum of three times within six months of the original course purchase. After six months from the original date of purchase, the course will need to be purchased again.
If you experience problems when registering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important note: If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number to your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.
Refunds are not provided once a course has been accessed.
These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)