Region II CSPD Presents Basic PECS - Great Falls - Mar. 21-22, 2013

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What:
This picture exchange communication system (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS pro-motes communication within a social context without lengthy prerequisite training. Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and comment-ing. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, plus attributes through pre-senter demonstration, video examples and role play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS for the individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities and/or limited commu-nication skills.

When:
March 21, 22, 2013
7:30 am - 4:00 pm Mountain

Where:
Hampton Inn
2301 14th Street Southwest
Great Falls, MT 59404

Cost:
There is no charge for this training. There is a $75 dollar charge for re-quired materials. Checks can be made to Region II CSPD. The workshop is limited to 30 people.

Contact:
Aileen Couch, Coordinator
REGION II CSPD
PO Box 7791
Havre, MT 59501
Phone: (406) 265-4356 ext. 322
Email - cspd@havre.k12.mt.us

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