•	20-26 January 2020 – London, UK

• 20-26 January 2020 – London, UK

•	06-10 April 2020 - Barcelona, Spain

• 06-10 April 2020 - Barcelona, Spain




The SCERTS Model Introduction, Application & Assessment

This is  a Course for teachers of students with Special Educational Needs

Pupils with Severe learning difficulties (SLD)
Pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD)
Pupils with complex needs
Pupils with cerebral palsy, behavioural issues, downs syndrome, autism or asperger’s syndrome
Pupils with hearing and vision impairment.

PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) is often incorporated as a teaching method to help children affected by Autism. It is an alternative communication system developed in 1985 by Andy Bondy and Lori Frost, to help children affected by autism convey their thoughts and needs.

The lead tutor’s main area of expertise is autism with several accreditations (PECs, SCERTS)

The programmes are tailor made to meet the requirement of each teacher or group of teachers . They run throughout the year and dates are flexible.


Objectives of the Course - Learning Outcomes:

  • To identify SEN
  • To identify severe learning difficulties the students with autism face
  • To focus on PECs and SCERTS
  • To discuss how PECs and SCERTS work with autism
  • To identify any problematic phases of PECs and SCERTS application
  • To examplify the best ways of application of PECS and SCERTS Models
  • To discuss the SCERTS and PECS modelling for SEN Students.
  • To describe the SCERTS assessment process for prioritizing learning objectives for children with ASD.
  • To describe the SCERTS program planning process and strategies for implementing appropriate learning and educational accommodations for children with ASD.


  • Underlining the pedagogical approach
  • Focusing on a mix of theoretical and practical knowledge
  • Creating and implementing own learning solutions.
  • Using this theoretical knowledge,
  • Completing several practical tasks.
  • Brainstorming and discussing

Follow up:

Anatolia Education and Consulting will support partnerships originated during the training course to develop their project ideas. After training, participants will have the opportunity of keeping in touch via on-line helping them giving birth to a virtual network of professionals. The trainer will also tutor the practical tasks assigned to participants after the course.


Before the course,

  • A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.
  • They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.


  • A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.
  • A Europass CV will be filled together according to the skills and competences to be gained during the course by participants.


1st Day

  • Getting to know each other – Presentation of participant organizations (a five-minute presentation)
  • Introduce the course
  • What is SEN?
  • What is Autism?
  • SEN Education in UK
  • (all the participants will prepare a short presentation displaying the current methods used in their own organizations for the next day program – as homework)

2nd Day

  • The presentations of participants – discuss the current methods used and the best ways to improve these methods
  • What is Down Syndrome, Autism or Asperger Syndrome?
  • What is SCERTS Model?
  • What are the ongoing educational and training activities designed to support educators, clinicians, and family members in their efforts to implement programs guided by the principles and curriculum of the SCERTS Model.
  • Team collaboration (e.g., among educational staff, home/school communication, and members of the community)
  • Commitment to assessing and educating children in natural routines and activities (e.g., home, school, and community settings),
  • Ways of measuring children’s abilities using observational, authentic assessment procedures in meaningful, natural environments
  • Methods of linking assessment findings to educational objectives and learning supports for children and partners in early intervention and educational settings
  • Methods of documenting children’s and partners’ progress over time.
  • Lunch & Visit a center or a school

3rd Day

  • SCERTS Assessment –Social Partner Stage
  • SCERTS Assessment – Language Partner Stage
  • SCERTS Assessment – Conversational Partner Stage
  • Worksheet for Determining Child’s Stage – Sample
  • SCERTS Caregiver Questionnaire – Language Partner Sample
  • SAP – MAP – Assessment Planning Form – Sample
  • SAP – Observation Questions
  • SAP – Observation Forms – Language Partner Sample
  • SAP – Summary – Language Partner Sample
  • SCERTS Scoring Criteria – Language Partner Stage Samples
  • A school Visit ( SEN SCHOOL)

4th day

  • What is PECS or Picture Exchange Communication System?
  • What are the challanges in implementation of PECS Method?
  • What are the PECS procedures?
  • Practice of PECS Method
  • Case study
  • A school Visit ( SEN SCHOOL)

5th day

  • Using video case reviews to identify objectives and appropriate strategies for enhancing active engagement
  • Using the SCERTS Practice Principles to identify objectives and appropriate strategies for enhancing smooth transitions

6th day

  • Identifying educational objectives and appropriate strategies for enhancing conventional emotional expression
  • Using the SCERTS Assessment Process to as a meaningful measure of outcome and program planning

7th day

  • Overview of the course program
  • Filling in the evaluation forms
  • Giving Feedback
  • Planning the future cooperation
  • Certificate ceremony

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