Events & Workshops




PECS Basic Training

Announced on:Thu, Nov 13, 2014

General Description:

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool learners with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of learners who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, plus Attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills.
Training Overview: This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.

Event Speaker(s):

  • Andy Yates ,
  • Julia Biere Hoffman ,

Event Details:

Event Location: King Salman Auditorium - KFSH&RC

Event Time: 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Event Targeted Audience: Professionals and whomever Intrested

Event Language: English.

Event Interpretation: Available.

Event Other Remarks: This workshop is appropriate for all members of the educational team who would like to learn about the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), including speech-language pathologists, parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, behaviour analysts, psychologists, social workers and/or other professionals who are providing services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Workshop Fee: SR. 850
Provided Materials: Second Edition PECS training manual and Comprehensive pre-printed Handouts- will be provided in Arabic as well
CME/PD: 8 hours