In this podcast, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) is discussed as a viable option for students who are not yet speaking, and the importance of communication initiation and early target vocabulary selection is addressed. The transition from PECS to augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) or verbal speech is also reviewed.
Course created on August 2, 2021
Course Type: Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.05 Introductory, Professional; IACET/0.1; IBCCES/0.5; Kansas LTS-S1370/0.5; RESNA/0.05 Introductory; SAC/0.5
- After this course, participants will be able to explain why communication initiation should be a goal for early learners.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify which vocabulary words to start with when working with early learners.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 skills that a student should have before transitioning to an AAC device.
|5-10 Minutes||Summary of PECS|
|10-15 Minutes||Communication fundamentals|
|15-25 Minutes||The transition from PECS to an AAC device|
MA CCC-SLP, BCBA
Rosemarie Griffin, MA, CCC/SLP BCBA, is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Podcast Host, and Product Developer. She divides her time between a public school and her own private practice - ABA SPEECH. She is passionate about helping individuals with autism find their voice and become more independent communicators. Rose loves sharing information through her weekly podcast - Autism Outreach and is also an invited speaker at the local and national levels.
Lori Frost is vice-president and co-founder of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc. She is the driving force behind The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and is co-author of the PECS Training Manual, 2nd Edition, Autism 24/7 and A Picture's Worth. Ms. Frost has a background in functional communication training and ABA. Ms. Frost has traveled the world, teaching workshops on PECS and the Pyramid Approach to Education and lectures on autism and communication.
Lori Frost - Financial: Lori Frost receives royalties for the titles, Autism 24/7 and A Picture’s Worth, 2nd Edition. Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented jointly by SpeechPathology.com and ABA Speech, LLC.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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