Pecs Special Education is dedicated to keeping special needs students in school. We want them to get an education, so that they can one day be able to work, and one day make their own way in the world. We want them to have a future, and Pecs Special Education is on their side.
The work of Pecs is appreciated by parents, families, teachers and others who care deeply about children with ASD. “The education professionals at Pecs are there to support us through our challenges,” said one parent whose child is receiving services through Pecs. “They have helped me understand my son’s many difficulties and gained insight into his behavior.” Another parent praised Pecs’s program: “Pecs has made my life so much easier! My child’s academics have soared without any intervention from me.”
Pecs Special Education is a special school for children with disabilities. Pecs Special Education offers a wide range of classes to help children with disabilities develop and enhance their social, emotional, intellectual, and physical abilities. Pecs Special Education also provides services for children with special needs in the form of educational and training programs, social services, and other resources.
Pecs Special Education provides quality education to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).
PECS is a unique, research-based intervention that teaches an individual to communicate using pictures. PECS is a highly effective and efficient method for teaching functional communication to individuals with ASD.
PECS can be used across all developmental levels, including preschool age children and adults. PECS does not require speech and has been used successfully with hundreds of individuals with ASD around the world.
PECS stands for Picture Exchange Communication System, and is a language-training system that allows students who are non-verbal to communicate with signs, gestures, and pictures. It was developed for students whose attempts at communication were inconsistent, unintelligible, or nonexistent in order to give them a reliable way of expressing themselves to others.
In addition to providing therapeutic services, Pecs Special Education also helps parents and teachers make the transition from school to home or other settings for children with special needs. Pecs Special Education is available nationwide via a network of direct care providers.
The Pecs Special Education Program is a program designed to help students with special needs develop the social and communication skills they need to succeed in school and life. The program provides students with structured individualized instruction in all required subjects as well as assistance with their social and communication skills.
This year, the students enrolled in the program have completed a range of independent research projects, including studies on self-regulation and self-advocacy for children with disabilities; an analysis of how individuals with disabilities engage in risk-taking behavior, including gambling; and an examination of how people communicate via social media platforms.
PECS is a communication system that was designed to help individuals who are severely challenged in their communication abilities. This program makes it possible for those with autism, Down syndrome and other forms of cognitive impairment to communicate with others.
The PECS system begins by teaching an individual to give a picture of a desired item to a communication partner in exchange for that item. This is called “manding” or requesting. Visual discrimination skills are developed so an individual may choose the correct picture from many similar pictures on a board, or in a book or folder. These skills are then expanded so an individual may choose between two different boards, books, or folders which contain different categories of pictures on each board/folder/book (e.g., food vs toys). Once this skill is mastered, the individual moves on to putting pictures together on a sentence strip to make requests (e.g., “I want milk”).