Understanding Behavioral Communication and Visual Supports to Effectively Improve Communication


This workshop will address utilizing pictures as a way to train functional communication skills. Participants will learn to teach children to be spontaneous when communicating, to discriminate between pictures, and expand the length and complexity of phrases and sentences. Various visual communication systems will be discussed including the use of choice boards, stop cards, and conversation boards. In addition, the six phases of PECS (the Picture Exchange Communication System) will be reviewed. Participants using PECS after this training should be under the supervision of professionals who have extensive training in PECS to further develop their skills and understanding. This training is not a substitute for the two-day PECS training workshop offered by Pyramid.

*Participants must attend the entire day of training in order to receive ANY IL EI credits!

Location Little Friends Center for Autism
140 N Wright Street
Naperville, IL 60540
Date 7/11/2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Check in 8:45 AM)
Sponsor Little Friends Center for Autism
Trainer Kathy Evangelista, M.S. SLP-CCC
Contact Michele Beck (630) 305-4196 mbeck@lilfriends.com
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific goals
5. Comprehensive plans
6. Periodic monitoring
7. Quality services
Credit Hours 2.5 - Atypical Development
2.5 - Intervention
Cost $115.00
Status Closed