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The Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS®) Level 1 Training

This intensive 13-hour interactive workshop is designed to teach educational and caregiver teams the theory and protocol for the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), an evidence-based practice based on Applied Behavior Analysis, typical language development, and B.F. Skinner’s Verbal Behavior. The workshop begins with an introduction to creating the most effective learning environment for implementing PECS via The Pyramid Approach to Education. Included is a discussion of the limitations of teaching other communication modalities (speech, sign, SGD) as an initial communication strategy. Using
presenter demonstrations, role-play opportunities, and video examples participants will gain a thorough understanding and hands-on experience of each of the six phases of PECS.

Participants will leave the training with the skills necessary to teach spontaneous requesting, picture discrimination, sentence structure, attributes for expanding language, extended vocabulary, responding to questions, and commenting.

Important Session Information:

The session fee includes the Second Edition PECS Training Manual and a handout packet.

Please note that this session begins at 8:00 AM each day. Sign-in will begin at 7:30 AM to receive materials and begin the training on time. 

TSHA Credits Pending

Dimension 2.3: Communication, Dimension 2.4: Differentiation, Dimension 3.1: Classroom Environment, Routines and Procedures

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(13) CPE
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Teresa Chavez
Julia Hoffman, M.S. CCC/SLP
Date Time Location
1/16/2024 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM LEx Labs at the BRIC
100 Research Parkway, Waco, 76704
1/17/2024 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM LEx Labs at the BRIC
100 Research Parkway, Waco, 76704

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212