Wait4it App Now Available!
We are pleased to announce the release of our newest app, Wait4it! The app is now available for download on our app page!
From time to time, we all have to wait for something we want! Many learners who encounter situations during which they must wait have difficulty with this concept. Wait4it is a great visual tool once Phase I and II of PECS have been mastered. The app is designed for use in any setting to help teach the concept of "wait" and encourage learners to wait successfully! Wait4it includes a bright, oval "wait" card, digital sand timer and space for you to input a visual representation of the item the learner is waiting for. This method provides the learner with a visual reminder to wait which will help him/her better tolerate the delay.
New Video Series on PECS
A four part video series on PECS® is now available to view on our website at http://www.pecsusa.com/videos.php or on our official YouTube channel, PECSGlobal, at www.youtube.com/user/PECSGlobal. The video series was created by the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders known as POPARD (www.autismoutreach.ca) in conjunction with Pyramid Educational Consultants.
Videos include an interview with the co-developer of PECS and co-founder of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Dr. Andy Bondy, tips for getting ready for PECS, tips for PECS success and an overview on the six phases of PECS.
Pyramid Donation Thank You Letter
Pyramid Educational Consultants recently donated Pyramid products to The Center for Autism Treatment, for use at the Nehemiah Autism Center in Ethiopia. We received wonderful feedback from the organization who responded with a heart warming thank you letter.
PECS: A Short Tutorial for Healthcare Professionals
A new publication about PECS intended for healthcare professionals has been published in the Polish journal, Postepy Nauk Medycznych (English translation: Progress of Medical Sciences). In the article titled Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS): "Przewodnik" dla lekarzy (English translation: Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS): A Short "tutorial" for the doctors), the effectiveness and characteristics of PECS along with some common misconceptions about PECS are explored. Click here to view the complete article in English. To view the article in its original Polish or for more information about Postepy Nauk Medycznych go to http://www.czytelniamedyczna.pl/show.php?ktory=4313.
Suchowierska, M., Rupinska, M, and Bondy, A. (2013). Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Postepy Nauk Medycznych, t. XXVI, nr 1, 85-90.
Pyramid is now on Twitter!
Please join Pyramid Educational Consultants on Twitter by following @PECS_USA for great news and updates!
PECS Phase III App Demo Video
Are you interested in seeing the new PECS Phase III app in use? The wait is over! Click here to view a free tutorial of the app in action today!
New Article Written by Andy Bondy, Co-Developer of PECS
We at Pyramid are excited to announce a new publication written by our very own Dr. Andy Bondy (co-developer of PECS and co-founder of Pyramid Educational Consultants) in the prestigious journal, The Psychological Record. In his new article, The Unusual Suspects: Myths and Misconceptions Associated with PECS, Dr. Bondy, the recipient of the 2012 Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis International Dissemination Award, reviews the history of the development of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). He notes the relationship between PECS and the field of applied behavior analysis. In addition, he also reviews many of the myths and misconceptions associated with PECS and responds to each with theoretically sound and empirically validated points. Click here to view the complete article.
The full citation for this new article is listed below:
Bondy, A. (2012). The Unusual Suspects: Myths and Misconceptions Associated with PECS. The Psychological Record, 62, 789-816.
Nonmedical Interventions for Children With ASD
This following study mentioning, The Picture Exchange Communication System, as a successful communication tool for children with ASD is available by clicking below: