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How to Use Picture Exchange Systems

Speech & Language

What will you learn?

Not all children are able to communicate verbally therefore it is paramount that they have an effective system in place to help them their wants, needs and opinions with those around them. This module will explore how symbol exchanges can be used to encourage communication skills and how you can support them throughout the different stages of their journey.

Module Titles

1. Using the Picture Exchange Communication System to Communicate Effectively

2. Practical Considerations

3. Phase I – How to Communicate

4. Phase II – Distance and Persistence

5. Phase III – Discrimination

6. Phase IV – Sentences

7. Phase V – Responsive and Spontaneous Requesting

8. Phase VI – Commenting

9. Summary

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Emily Woodhouse

Speech & Language Therapist

Emily is a qualified speech and language therapist who has experience of working closely with children who have a range of SLCN including stammering, language disorders and SEMH. Emily has supported children in a variety of settings including specialist provisions and is passionate about creating positive and inclusive environments. Emily is an advocate for ensuring that all children have a voice and can communicate effectively with those around them.