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Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

The Picture Exchange Communication System (Or PECS for short) is an augmentative/alternative communication system developed in America in the 1980's.

It is designed to help non-verbal children, especially those on the autistic spectrum (and those with related developmental disabilities) to communicate and to learn. PECS is used in Wandsworth Special Schools such as Greenmead and Paddock.

Pyramid Educational Consultants Ltd is home of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) in the UK. They offer a wide range of training, consultation and support for educators and parents of children and adults with autism and related disabilities. As the only official training provider of PECS in the UK, they train and help thousands of people every year.

Pyramid run approximately 95 PECS workshops per year, and also offer training in behaviour management, sexual and social safety for those with additional needs plus the highly acclaimed ‘Language of Emotions’ and more.

For more information, please see their website.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Michelle Hale
Contact Position
Marketing Assistant

Where to go

unit 4 Westergate Business Centre
Westergate Road
East Sussex
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Last updated: 16 Mar 2021