PECS Level 1 training Licensed Trainer | Official certificate
November 15, 16, 17, 2023
Varna, Karin Dom
Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd. 86 A
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This three-day training is designed to teach participants how to properly implement the Picture Exchange Communication System, a unique alternative/augmentative communication system developed in the USA in 1985 by Andy Bondy, PhD, and Lori Frost, MS, CCC-SLP. Since then, PECS has successfully been implemented worldwide with thousands of learners of all ages who have various cognitive, physical and communication challenges including limited or no functional speech.
PECS promotes communication in a social context without the need for extensive prior training. Application of PECS begins with learning how to make a spontaneous request and continues to training in additional communication skills such as answering questions and commenting. An additional advantage of using the system in young children with autism and similar conditions is the high percentage of children who develop independent speech.
The training begins with an introduction to the Pyramid Approach to Education, which examines the key components in creating an effective educational environment. A historical overview of language training programs for non-verbal individuals is given along with how to make the setting rich in communicative possibilities.
In this course, participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role play opportunities. At the end of the training, participants will understand how to apply PECS to individuals with autism, related developmental disorders and/or limited communication skills.
Eleana Logotheti, PECS Supervisor, and Eleni Skouris, PECS Consultant from Pyramid Educational Consultants of Greece, authorized provider of PECS® and Pyramid Approach to Education® training in Bulgaria
Certificate and training materials:
The training is suitable for:
This training is suitable for professionals and parents who live and/or work with learners with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities
Speech therapists, special educators, psychologists, general education teachers, social workers, occupational therapists, rehabilitators, kinesitherapists, parents, personal/social assistants, support staff can participate in the training.
PECS can be used with young children and students, as well as with youth and adults who are not yet able to use speech effectively as a primary mode of communication
During the training:
Price of training: EUR 460
The price includes: Training manual on PECS second edition (in English, included in the training package); a set of training materials; Certificate of participation; 2 coffee breaks and a light lunch on training days. Accommodation and food expenses other than those mentioned above are at the expense of the participants.
For questions and inquiries: Magdalena Tsoneva, Manager of Training & Research, Karin Dom Foundation
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