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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Basic Training

The Two-Day Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) BasicTraining is coming to Halifax, Nova Scotia!

This intense two-day training, designed by Andy Bondy, Ph.D. and LoriFrost, M.S. CCC/SLP, is designed to teach participants to effectively implement the Picture Exchange Communication System. Participants will learn how to implement the six Phases of PECS, including attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will
leave the workshop with a thorough understanding of how to implement PECS properly with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills. This training is designed to be appropriate for those individuals just beginning to teach PECS and those individuals with prior experience teaching PECS who have not yet attended an official PECS training.

With its focus on practical strategies and hands-on practice, it will strengthen participants’ ability to problem-solve challenges that may arise during PECS’ implementation and enhance participants’ ability to teach PECS most effectively.

When: June 9 & 10, 2008

Early Registration (before April 28, 2008): Professional $400, Parent/Student $350

After Early Registration: Professional $450, Parent/Student $400

(Registration includes The Second Edition PECS Training Manual - a $69 value, the PECS Data Sheets CD – a $20 value, detailed handouts with space for notetaking, certificate of attendance, continental breakfast on both days).

Group Discounts: Pyramid offers discounts to groups of five individuals or more and has several attractive group packages, please contact us directly at 416-546-7327 to learn more.

For more information about this training, or other available training dates and locations, please visit our website at www.pecs-canada.com or call us at 416-546-PECS.

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