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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: PECS for Parents/Caregivers (Support Team) : An Introduction to Functional Applied Behavior Analysis and the Picture Exchange Communication System®

This is a condensed PECS training for team members who support PECS implementation. Attendees will learn a functional approach to applied behavior analysis called The Pyramid Approach to Education. The workshop involves demonstrations, lecture, video examples and practice opportunities for each of the phases of the PECS protocol. Attendees will learn to implement the 2-Person Prompt Procedure and the 4-Step Error Correction Procedure. Participants will also learn how to create or capture communicative opportunities across the day.

Attendance at a PECS Basic Workshop is a pre-requisite for this workshop

Dates:18 Nov 2017 (Sat)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Furama Riverfront Hotel,
405 Havelock Road,
Singapore 169633
Speaker: Sophie Kerr

Sophie Kerr has bachelor degrees in both Disability Studies (Honors) and Education. She has worked in the field of disability in various capacities since 1996. Sophie began working on Applied Behaviour Analysis programs for young children on the autism spectrum in 1998. Since beginning with Pyramid Educational Consultants of Australia in 2007, Sophie has presented workshops on the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), managing challenging behaviours, functional communication and social safety for individuals with disabilities. When not presenting workshops, Sophie frequently provides consultation to schools and families regarding the use of PECS and positive behaviour interventions. She has a particular interest in the links between teaching functional communication and reduction of inappropriate behaviours.

Course Outline
  • Pyramid Approach – Introduction to ABA Principles
  • Phase I
  • Phase II
  • Phase IIIA
  • Phase IIIB
  • Phase IV
  • Attributes and Phase V
  • Phase VI and wrap-up
Course Objectives

Participants will be able to :

  • Key components to a functional approach to Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Strategies for identifying reinforcers for communication training
  • How to implement all six phases of PECS
  • How to do the 4-Step Error Correction Procedure
Who Can Benefit?

Parents/caregivers, paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, etc.

Course Fees & Closing Dates

Care Giver's Grant Training Approved

Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
15 Oct 2017 320
Normal Till Full 370