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PECS: Part 1 - Pyramid Approach


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by Andy Bondy, Ph.D.

by Lori Frost, M.S., CCC/SLP

35 min


PECS: Part 1 - Pyramid Approach

U.S. National

35 min


PECS is an evidence-based intervention for autism that’s part of a larger framework known as the Pyramid Approach.

Learn all about it in this course. The Pyramid is the basis for incorporating and supporting Picture Exchange Communication System or PECS, which focuses on functional communication as an expressive skill for students with autism. In this course, you’ll examine the “why’s” of behavior, functional activities, and reinforcement systems. In the section on communication and behavior strategies, you’ll study nine critical functional communication skills that all students should reliably use. There’s also guidance on collecting and analyzing data for students. The course wraps up with some actionable ideas on assessment and evaluation.





Course Author


Andy Bondy, Ph.D.

Pyramid Educational Consultants

Lori Frost, M.S., CCC/SLP

Vice-President & Co-Founder, Pyramid Educational Consultants

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