Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)


PECS (the Picture Exchange Communication System) is a tried-and-tested approach that uses pictures to develop communication skills in children and adults with a wide range of learning difficulties. PECS has given over 100,000 people their voice.

The Pyramid Educational Trust was formed to raise funds to support those who would benefit from PECS . The Trust aims to support parents/carers to receive training/support in implementing PECS. Email to apply for funding [email protected]

What we do:

  • We offer workshops to teach the use of PECS to teachers, speech and language therapists and other professionals plus parents. PECS workshops consist of 2 days of interactive training.
  • We hold workshops all over the UK and Ireland . We also run other workshops such as behaviour management (for anger issues and much more), teaching critical communication skills, how to use visual support and more.
  • We have introduced a new programme, 'SoSAFE!' This is a a set of visual and conceptual tools designed to promote social/sexual safety for people with moderate to severe intellectual disability or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. For professionals and parents.
  • We also offer in-school and in-home consultation, 1:1 consultation and remote support via interactive technology such as Skype. We can come to a school or setting to deliver training on-site.
  • We also have a web shop where we sell resources useful for those using PECS, such as PECS books, Pics for PECS, visual support and timetables, lesson packs, visual reinforcement systems and more.

Our users say:

I felt inadequate as a teacher. PECS transformed this. The children became resourceful communicators, not only expressing their needs but making choices too. All 15 staff are PECS trained because of this there has been a revolution in communication!

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Age Range: 2–100

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Contact Details

01273 609 555

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