The Picture Exchange Communication System can be useful for students who need concrete reinforcement in order to learn to communicate.
Lori Frost and Andy Bondy made this video to describe the effectiveness of PECS and to dispel myths surrounding the system. Shared on YouTube by PECSGlobal.
Phase I of PECS: Upon seeing a "highly preferred" item, the student will pick up a picture of the item, reach toward the trainer, and release the picture into the trainer's hand. Shared on YouTube by pentaburks.
Phase IV of PECS: The student requests present and non-present items using a multi-word phrase by going to the book, picking up a picture of "I want", putting it on a sentence strip, picking out the picture of what is wanted, putting it on the sentence strip, removing the strip from the communication board, approaching the communicative partner, and giving the sentence strip to him/her. Shared on YouTube by Ali786haq.
Using PECS to request songs in Phase 5 (although anything could be requested in any phase!) In this phase, The student can spontaneously request a variety of items and can answer the question, "What do you want?" Shared on YouTube by over18towatch.
PECS Phase VI: The student appropriately answers "What do you want?" "What do you see?" "What do you have?" and similar questions. In this French video, the student tells his teacher what is happening in picture cards, such as "sleeping" and "eating". Shared on YouTube by charlottejourdan.