Communication Resources for PECS
Alphasmart 3000 installation guide and how to use it from Fairfax County Public Schools website.
Augmentative Resources - this site has velcro, notebooks, visual aid displays, folders, aprons, display boards and picture schedules.
Autism Language Program - this is at Children's Hospital in Boston. They have a music program you can purchase and other software programs.
Autism Shop - here is where you can purchase Eye Box Tools
Best Pictures Of - this is another option of obtaining images online for free.
Boardmaker Activities - this is from Fairfax County Public Schools and include a Jack O' Lantern face and tracing a pumpkin. Other boards include weather, first and then and writing activities.
Boardmaker Help - these are tutorials on Boardmaker and frequently asked questions with links for or shortcuts and resources from AACintervention.com
Communication Aids - this site has products online to order for adults and children or you can request a catalog. They have talking pictures, porta boards. Their prices are reasonable!
Creative Learning 4 Kidz - the materials at this site are printed in color on 110lb acid-free cardstock and heat laminated with 5mil. lamination. Items are bound with vinyl coil binding and are extremely durable. VELCOINS® are used on all items with removable pieces. Items are made as orders are placed.
Developing an Intervention Program for the Non-Verbal Child with Autism - this site has a breakdown on various communication systems with photos. They also use True Object Based Icons (TOBIs), PECS and Voice Output Communication Aids (VOCAs).
Ellie Cards - completely assembled and ready to use. Laminated cards, reinforcer cards, food cards and many others to choose from.
Facilitated Communication Institute - an alternative means of expression for people who cannot speak, or whose speech is highly limited (e.g. echoed, limited to one or a few word utterances), and who cannot point reliably.
File Folder Activities - printables that includes substraction and multiplication tables.
Free Software - this site has software for children who want to use the computer but can't yet use a keyboard. The downloads including steps to go to the Doctor, Dentist, get a haircut and the Holidays, including a few for Halloween.
Free Website for Symbol Readers - Learning and social stories.
Grocery Pecs - a large collection (over 2,000) of realistic pictures. Can also be downloaded in zip format. There are even instructions on how to make a visual grocery list. Wonderful examples of various sizes of pecs and flashcards. Don't miss this site!
MakingPECSCards - this is the yahoo group I own that has images posted and a round robin is sent to members to share extra supplies.
Natural Learning Concepts - learn to talk about it series (7 sets) of laminated cards for conversations. Great for verbal behavior.
Overboard Communications Overlay and Board Designer - download a free evaluation copy. Overboard is a leading tool for parents, teachers and speech language pathologists for creating printed communication boards, schedules, reading/writing activities, visual supports and speech enhanced dynamic display (AAC) solutions.
PECS - learn about the picture exchange communication system (PECS), sign up for a seminar, take the training and join their yahoo group to learn more about making the cards and how to use them through the training steps.
Pecs Book - Picture´s Worth: Pecs and Other Visual Communication Strategies in Autism, this link takes you to amazon for this book.
PECS Description - a breakdown of the phases and who is a likely candidate for PECS. Written by the founders of PECS.
Pictures - besides pecs this site also has boardmaker, dynavox, overlay activities and IntelliTools.
Picture Card Communication - each PictureCard Communication System is made to order to meet individual needs.
Picture Planner - this is icon-based personal planning.
Picture Recipes - these are printable.
Q Charm - this is a portable and visual cuing system.
Sample from Parenting your complex child - this has three columns - one is the picture to use, the next one is the activity with the last column listed for instructions to caregivers. This is a good example of how to prepare caregivers, support help and respite workers on how to communicate with the nonverbal child/adult.
Schedules in the classroom - this includes waiting for the bus, lunch and math schedules.
Silent No More Communication Boards - these boards are laminated and for use in the community by police and rescue personnel to help communicate with those who are deaf, non-verbal or speak another language.
Speech Fun - software for classroom and home - site includes FREE downloads!
Take and Teach Language Kits - Take and Teach Language Kits present language exposure and enrichment materials within the framework of a thematic unit to target students with moderate to severe mental impairments.
Tangible Symbol Systems - this is a method of communication that uses concrete, rather than abstract symbols.
Teaching Components include work systems and visual structure - Written by Susan Stokes under a contract with CESA 7 and funded by a discretionary grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Also check out her article on Structured Teaching: Strategies for Supporting Students with Autism
Visual Strategies - explains what visual tools and supports are.
Resources about Picture Symbols, AAC, Pecs & More! - An extensive listing at giving greetings
Educational Autism Tips for Families 71 page resourceful ebook for families entering the school system with a recent autism diagnosis. Find out what issues take place over the course of a school day and meet these challenges head on.
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