The PECS Start-Up is appropriate where there is only one PECS user within a class, such as in a mainstream school or nursery. No previous training or experience with PECS is required. The day begins with a brief overview of the PECS protocol, including information about how to establish effective communicative environments. A reinforcer assessment will be conducted, as the first lesson will be to teach the learner to request a preferred/reinforcing item. Phase I will be taught with lots of opportunity to practice, followed by Phase II and so on. Additional phases will be implemented as appropriate. The Nine Critical Communication Skills will also be assessed. Detailed recommendations will be discussed with all team members prior to the end of the day. A comprehensive report will be delivered within two weeks. Two 30 minute online check-in sessions will take place within the next 6 weeks.

  • onsite visit of 6 hours
  • suitable for one learner and their team
  • intensive 1:1 hands on training and demonstration
  • get one learner quickly through the initial PECS® phases
  • PECS Manual and PECS Start-Up handout included
  • PECS Communication Book (standard size), PECS 151 and PICS for PECS download included
  • Help, Wait, Break and I Am Working For cards included
  • follow up report
  • two 30 minute online follow-up sessions


(plus VAT and consultant’s travel/accommodation expenses)