Allow us to support you in developing your child's communication through
The Picture Exchange Communication System.
PECS was developed in the USA in 1985 with an initial aim of helping pre-shcool students with Autism. However, it is now a well known effective tool implemted worldwide supporting learners of all ages who have varying cognitive, physical and communcation challenges.
Simply, PECS uses pictures to help individuals communicate, yet remarkably, allows scope for simple communication to evolve into sentences, advanced phrases and questions throughout its six phases.
We offer home visits to implement the use of PECS in your home. Our fully trained professionals can work with you and your child to make some milestones in their communication when other methods have not been working.
Wanting to complete a course in PECS yourself? Are you committed to making a huge impact in your child's development? We can support and guide you through undertaking the course yourself.
Something not connecting with the children in your classroom? Now maybe the time to consider implenting PECS. Years of research and postive case studies point towards PECS being one of the best tools for communcation development.
PECS has also been found to reduce undesirable behaviours and increase social interaction. PECS can also increase an individual's confidence and self-esteem when communicating and in turn improve their quality of life.
– SLT UK
Augmentative and Alternative Communication arguably brings its own kind of magic to the boundaries of communication. It allows us to express ourselves more freely, flexibly and break limitations.
– National Autistic Society
PECS increases independence by strengthening his or her ability to communicate by building skills and providing tools to help express preferences, desires and feelings.
– Autism Speaks