The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is designed to aid communication and speech development in children with autism, learning difficulties or speech delay.
My PECS cards are different to the usual PECS cards that you will find, as I have used photos rather than clip-art style images; I have found from experience that children with autism respond much better to photographic images. I have spent many long hours putting together this collection of photo cards and hope they will be put to good use by many.
The idea behind these digital PECS is that you can make your own PECS cards at home or at school and easily replace any that become damaged with lots of use. Ideally, the cards would be printed, laminated and velcroed, before being placed somewhere that the child would have easy access to communication at all times.
The last image in this listing show pages from a food folder I made at home. This is brilliant for keeping in the kitchen and allows the child to easily communicate what they would like to eat or drink.
The simple visual nature of these cards make them ideal for use as part of a learning in situations other than speech/communication development. I have found them very useful in games such as picture matching, counting, reading, singing and many others.
This listing is for the full collection of over 1500 Photo PECS, each included as a separate.JPEG image. You will also receive grid files in .doc format (Microsoft Word), that allow you to easily fill a standard sized doument with your chosen PECS cards for easy printing.
Because this is a such a large collection of images, you will receive this collection as a compressed .zip file, so you will need unzipping software (e.g., Winzip or 7zip) to be able to access the PECS images. If you do not have this software on your computer already, you can download 7zip software for free, simply search for "7zip download" via google.
If you would prefer too buy only the PECS cards for a particular subject (rather than purchase the full collection) then please see my other listings for this option. The full list of PECS subjects is given below.
- Body Parts
- Everyday Objects
- Musical Instruments
- Out and About Objects
- Places to Go
- School Lessons
- Seasons and Weather
- Special Occasions
- Special Subjects
- Verbs and Actions
All of my items are learning aids that I have created myself based on autistic children being visual learners. Most children learn and practice skills through play, but a child with autism will need practice and prompting to do so. All of the games that I design are meant for the child to use with the help of an adult. There are lots of wonderful resources to help children develop but children with autism can find the colors and quantity of objects too overwhelming and many do not know what to do with it all, for this reason the games are kept simple and information is presented clearly and visually.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Photo PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) by Gemma and Kerry Hutchinson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.