2014 Series of Specialized Talks
We are excited to announce our 2014 Series of Specialized Talks! PECS and the Pyramid Approach to Education developers, Dr. Andy Bondy and Ms. Lori Frost M.S., CCC/SLP will be presenting two beneficial workshops during the month of March, 2014. Dr. Bondy will present "The Language of Emotions" while Ms. Frost will present our NEW workshop, "Transitioning from PECS to SGDs (Speech Generating Devices)."
Dr. Bondy and Ms. Frost, innovative leaders in the field of autism, will be visiting Boston, Chicago, and Sacramento. We hope you can join us and take advantage of this distinctive opportunity!
2013 ASHA Convention
Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc., participated in the 2013 ASHA Convention that took place in Chicago, Illinois. Thank you to those who had the opportunity to stop by our exhibit and were able to attend our Introductory Session regarding The Role of the SLP on the Behavior Team.
(Pictured from L-R) Jill M. Waegenaere, M.A., CCC/SLP, Catherine Horton, M.S., CCC/SLP, Patricia A. Prelock, PhD, CCC-SLP (President of ASHA), Lori A. Frost, M.S., CCC/SLP, Jo-Anne Matteo, M.S., CCC/SLP.
Announcing the Laminator Combo Pack!
Order the Laminator Combo Pack and laminate your printed, individual Pics for PECS pictures without delay! Now available exclusively online just in time for the start of the school year, Pyramid is offering the Desktop Laminator Combo Pack making it more convenient and less time consuming for you to laminate your own Pics for PECS images. Combo pack includes a GBC® desktop/badge laminator and choice of a Standard Laminating Kit or Complete Laminating Kit.
New Interview with Dr. Andy Bondy and Lori Frost
Join the developers of PECS© and the founders of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Andy Bondy, PhD, and Lori Frost, MS, CCC-SLP, as they discuss PECS©, the Pyramid Approach to Education©, products and the establishment and expansion of Pyramid Educational Consultants. Go to www.pecsusa.com/videos.php or our official YouTube channel, PECSGlobal, at www.youtube.com/user/PECSGlobal to view this new four part interview.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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!
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: