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PECS : Picture Exchange Communication System.



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Introd
An introduction to PECS [videorecording (DVD)] : the picture exchange communication system / produced and directed by Mountainside Media. Pyramid Educational Products, [1998, 2005]
Description: This 26-minute video provides an overview of the potential benefits of using PECS. It portrays examples of each training phase within PECS in the school, home, and the community settings with a variety of communicative partners. ... an introduction to PECS, and is not a training video.


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PECS
PECS communication books (small). Pyramid Educational Products. [2007].
Description: Velcro symbols can be arranged to form messages. This is a sample set.


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Modules 1-3
PECS discrimination training alternatives [videorecording (DVD)] / Pyramid Educational Consultants. Pyramid Educational Products, c2007-2008.
3 DVDs
Description: This training video series targets numerous alternative picture discrimination strategies to utilize if your student has not mastered Phase IIIA. The series briefly reviews the teaching protocol for Phase IIIA and the 4-step error correction procedure. Throughout the series, instructors and parents learn alternative strategies that are easy to implement and require very little preparation.


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PECS starter kit [kit] : Picture Exchange Communication System / Pyramid Educational Consultants. Pyramid Educational Products, [2009].
Description: Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) provides children with an effective and functional method of communication. With the use of picture symbols, children learn to construct sentences and more complex communications and become more effective communicators. PECS emphasizes the social approach to communication. The data forms CD has forms in MS Word and PDF versions for use with the PECS program. The PICS for PECS CD provides 2000 pictures for use with the program. Kit contains 1 manual, 2 CD-ROMs, 1 binder, 2 pages, velcro strips, 1 sentence strip.

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Photo surprise activity kit [kit] : everything you need for a fun PECS phase VI commenting activity / Pyramid Educational Consultants. Pyramid Educational Products, [2009?]
Description: Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) provides children with an effective and functional method of communication. With the use of picture symbols, children learn to construct sentences and more complex communications and become more effective communicators. PECS emphasizes the social approach to communication. "This kit contains everything you'll need for a fun, changeable PECS Phase VI commenting activity. Stack up to 30 pictures in the frame and pull the handle to switch from picture to picture. Change the pictures or switch their order so that the next picture is always a surprise. This kit includes the magic picture frame, two different pictures of 29 common objects, an Activity Board, VELCRO Brand loop VELCOINS, and all the object and Sentence Starter icons needed. Also included is a CD of the 58 pictures."--publisher website.


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Pics for PECS [electronic resource (CD)] : symbols for visual communication / illustrated by Rayna Bondy, Brad Almond & Karen Kaler. Pyramid Educational Consultants, 2013.
Description: ... image collection is appropriate for all ages and supports both expressive and receptive AAC systems ; high resolution jpg images can be enlarged to full page with no loss of clarity and can be used in any software that supports jpg images. In addition to making pictures for PECS Communication Books, Pics for PECS can be used to create printed communication boards, schedules, literacy activities, visual supports and overlays for speech generating devices.
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.


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The Picture Exchange Communication System training manual / Lori Frost and Andy Bondy ; with illustrations by Rayna Bondy. 2nd ed. Pyramid Educational Products, 2002.
Description: "... provides comprehensive instruction in implementing the Picture Exchange Communication System. Developed by Lori Frost and Andy Bondy, the goal of PECS is to provide individuals with an effective and functional method of communication. The Training Manual begins with a description of the Pyramid Approach to Education, which is the foundation for creating all PECS lessons. A detailed chapter on functional communication follows. Each of the 6 training phases is described according to rationale, training steps, frequently asked questions, helpful hints and sample data sheets. Extensive indices provide reproducible evaluation forms, data sheets, reinforcer worksheets, and communication programming worksheets."


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A picture's worth : PECS and other visual communication strategies in autism / Andy Bondy & Lori Frost. Woodbine House, 2001, c2002.
Description: Most young children with autism have significant delays in acquiring communication skills, a hallmark characteristic of autism. But with intensive early intervention and Applied Behaviour Analysis techniques, children can be taught how to communicate successfully, even before they acquire the ability to use speech. This book examines the value of non-verbal communication strategies for children with autism, and presents the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) in detail. PECS is a communication system that allows a child to use a picture (or series of pictures) to express his needs and desires without a prompt or cue from another person. The authors co- developed PECS during many years of experience working with children with autism, and now share their expertise in this easy-to-understand guide for parents.


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Real
Real life, real progress for children with autism spectrum disorders : strategies for successful generalization in natural environments / edited by Christina Whalen. Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2009.
Contains chapter on PECS: Generalization issues pertaining to the picture exchange communications system (PECS) / Andy Bondy and Lori Frost


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The source for treatment methodologies in autism / Gail J. Richard. LinguiSystems, c2000.
Contains chapter on PECS: 7. Picture exchange communication system (PECS)
Other titles by Andy Bondy and Lori Frost


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Bondy
Autism 24/7 : a family guide to learning at home and in the community / Andy Bondy and Lori Frost. 1st ed. Woodbine House, 2008.
Description: "If your son or daughter is over-stimulated by noisy places or has trouble communicating or interacting with people, then everyday activities like going to the playground or helping out with household chores may seem outside your childÕs repertoire. Authors Bondy and Frost, the founders of the award-winning Pyramid Approach to educating children with autism, show how it is possible to keep family life running smoothly and teach a child with autism to participate in important and routine family activities at home and in the neighborhood. And their teaching strategies can be used during the course of everyday life without making too many adjustments or converting your home into a school."--Publisher's website.


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The pyramid approach to education in autism / by Andy S. Bondy and Beth Sulzer-Azaroff. Pyramid Educational Products, [2002?].


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The pyramid approach to education Volume 1, Lesson plans for young children / by Andy Bondy ... [et al]. Pyramid Educational Products, 2002.
Description: "The Pyramid Approach to Education: Lesson Plans for Young Children' is the perfect resource for any individual that instructs young children. It contains nearly 100 ready-to-use lesson plans encompassing the following areas: school-based, communication, self-help, social, domestic, recreation/leisure, and community-based skills. This manual also facilitates the writing of additional lesson plans within the Pyramid Approach to Education framework by providing the necessary explanations and examples. Each lesson was developed by teachers and specialists following true-to-life field testing." -- Back cover.


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Sulzer
Study questions, laboratory and field activities : to accompany The pyramid approach to education in autism by Andy Bondy and Beth Sulzer-Azaroff / by Beth Sulzer-Azaroff, Richard K. Fleming, & Sonia Mashikian. Pyramid Educational Products, c2003.
Description: "... to accompany the Pyramid Approach to Education in Autism provides a wide array of "study questions" keyed to every key concept in the Pyramid volume. Newcomers to the approach will learn to perform the skills proficiently by participating in carefully designed and tested simulations under "laboratory" conditions as well as, under guidance, within actual field settings. Read; study; learn; practice; succeed."--Publisher's website.


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Teachi
Teaching social skills to people with autism : best practices in individualizing interventions / edited by Andy Bondy, Ph.D., & Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA-D. 1st ed. Woodbine House, 2013.
Description: Social skills are a significant challenge for people with autism and typically become an important focus of their behavior therapy. The authors examine the most current and effective methods of teaching social skills to children and adults with ASD. They present various evidence-based approaches and include case studies to illustrate how each strategy is used in practice. The topics covered include how to train parents on increasing a child's engagement and play; how to distinguish social skills from communication/language skills; how to combine approaches in small group settings with typically developing peers; how to target core deficits of autism with Pivotal Response Treatment; how to use conversational scripts, video modeling, and peer-mediated interventions; how to employ naturalistic teaching strategies; how to promote and develop specific social skills; and how to collect and analyze data and chart progress.
Storybooks that are related to PECS  

Interactive reading books. Greenhouse Publications, c2000.

Joan Green.
Titles:
Action!
How do I feel?
How many?
I go to school.
Meet the word family.
Sounds good to me!
Things I do at home.
What color is it?
What do I do?
What do I say?
What's it for?

Description: Designed to be used for pre-reading skills at many levels, including with special education children. Students move and attach picture cards with hook and loop fasteners to match, identify, and label pictures and put items or activities in groups.


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My favorite things / by Lori Frost. Pyramid Educational Consultants, c2008.(PECS story book.)
Description: Child can participate in reading by placing the velcro pieces into the sentence on the page of the book. Uses Pics for PECS images. An interactive reading book.


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Barret
Welcome to school : helping friends with autism / written by Melanie Barrette ; [illustrator, David Crestan ; photos by Jennifer Newton and Colin James]. Pyramid Educational Products, c2005.
Description: Features a boy with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Shows the use of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and visual aids. Helps students to understand behaviors and how they can help their friends with autism.