DATES & LOCATIONS
06-10 November 2023 - Izmir, Turkey
14-18 October 2024 – Paris, France
PECS AND SCERTS FOR SEN
PECS AND SCERTS FOR SEN
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, behavioral 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 programs are tailor made to meet the requirement of each teacher or group of teachers. They run throughout the year and dates are flexible.
All the participants will:
- identify SEN
- identify severe learning difficulties, the students with autism face
- focus on PECs and SCERTS
- discuss how PECs and SCERTS work with autism
- identify any problematic phases of PECs and SCERTS application
- exemplify the best ways of application of PECS and SCERTS Models
- discuss the SCERTS and PECS modelling for SEN Students.
- describe the SCERTS assessment process for prioritizing learning objectives for children with ASD.
- describe the SCERTS program planning process and strategies for implementing appropriate learning and educational accommodations for children with ASD.
Objectives of the Course:
- identifying SEN
- identifying severe learning difficulties, the students with autism face
- focusing on PECs and SCERTS
- discussing how PECs and SCERTS work with autism
- identifying any problematic phases of PECs and SCERTS application
- exemplifying the best ways of application of PECS and SCERTS Models
- discussing the SCERTS and PECS modelling for SEN Students.
- describing the SCERTS assessment process for prioritizing learning objectives for children with ASD.
- describing 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
- Teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.
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 Mobility Certificate will be given if the participant demands it, as well.
Ice-breaking activities and introduction of the course program
Getting to know each other – Presentation of participants (a five-minute presentation)
What is SEN?
- SEN Education in UK
What is Autism?
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
SCERTS Assessment –Social Partner Stage
- SCERTS Assessment – Language Partner Stage
- SCERTS Assessment – Conversational Partner Stage
- SCERTS Caregiver Questionnaire – Language Partner Sample
- SCERTS Scoring Criteria – Language Partner Stage Samples
SAP – MAP – Assessment Planning Form – Sample
- SAP – Observation Questions
- SAP – Observation Forms – Language Partner Sample
- SAP – Summary – Language Partner Sample
Worksheet for Determining Child’s Stage – Sample
What is PECS or Picture Exchange Communication System?
- What are the challenges in implementation of PECS Method?
- What are the PECS procedures?
Practice of PECS Method
- Case study
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
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
Overview of the course program
Evaluation of the course program
Filling the feedback forms
Europass Mobility Certificate, Participation Certificate