Recently, Speech-Language Pathologists from Pediatric Partners Clinic in Bismarck and Fargo attended Picture Exchange Communication System Level 1 Training. Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is an evidence-based practice based on Applied Behavior Analysis. The course teaches therapists how to implement the first six phases of PECS: spontaneous requesting, picture discrimination, sentence structure, attributes for expanding language, extended vocabulary, and responding to questions and commenting.

Speech-Language Therapists can benefit from this training when treating non-verbal patients who use alternative methods of communication. PECS provides functional communication that both therapists and parents can.

For more information about PECS or if you have any questions, contact us at 888-875-5262 or [email protected].