Pyramid Educational Consultants of Australia is the exclusive home of all trainings for the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Pyramid Approach to Education. Trainings are presented by our dynamic group of consultants, all with extensive expertise in autism and related developmental disabilities. Presenters all have a wealth of hands-on experience, with a variety of backgrounds including speech-language pathologists, behaviour analysts, psychologists and classroom teachers. Click here to learn more about each of our consultants. The creators of PECS, Andy Bondy, PhD and Lori Frost, MS/CCC-SLP continue to offer trainings around the globe. Click here for the opportunity to register for a workshop presented by Andy and Lori!
Any professional and/or parent of a learner with autism or related disability should consider attending a training. PECS is a functional communication system that can be used across the age span. As such, parents/professionals working with infants/toddlers, school-aged children, adolescents and adults are all encouraged to attend. Previous attendees have included parents, special education teachers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, in-home support workers, speech language pathologists, psychologists, behaviour analysts, pediatricians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and administrators. Trainings are designed to include a variety of teaching styles. Each workshop consists of trainer-lead discussions/lecture, video models of skills described, opportunities for practice/role play and plenty of time for questions and answers. Consultants strive to tailor the workshops to the individual needs of the group. Many evaluations indicate that the trainings are, "The best training I have ever attended" and "Should be required for all parents/professionals of learners with autism".
At the conclusion of each workshop, each participant will receive a certificate of attendance. Certificates can be submitted for continuing education requirements for many certification boards.
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