PECS Phase 2: Distance and Persistence

PECS Phase 2: Distance and Persistence

If you don’t know what the Picture Exchange Communication System®/PECS® is then check out my post on phase one&… View Post
Finding motivating toys for my autistic children

Finding motivating toys for my autistic children

When my eldest son was a toddler one of the hardest things was finding ways to engage him. I remember trying to play with … View Post
How to implement Commenting with PECS

How to implement Commenting with PECS

Phase 6 of the Picture Exchange Communication System® – Commenting with PECS ® is my favourite phase. In this post I will look at … View Post
Using visual aids to support understanding

Using visual aids to support understanding

Visual aids and social stories really have made a huge difference in our house.  Using visual aids enables my non verbal son to … View Post
Picture Exchange Communication / PECs Cards

Picture Exchange Communication / PECs Cards

Now that I have made hundreds of PECS®cards, I thought I would share how I make and store them.   Along … View Post
FestABLE, 2nd June 2018

FestABLE, 2nd June 2018

I am so pleased that a few weeks ago I saw an advert on Twitter for FestABLE, the National Festival of Specialist Learning, I … View Post
How to use Attention Autism to improve communication

How to use Attention Autism to improve communication

If you want to improve a child’s communication the first place to start is with attention. I’m not going to … View Post
How to use phase one of the Picture Exchange Communication System

How to use phase one of the Picture Exchange Communication System

The Picture Exchange Communication System® / PECS®  has really changed our lives for the better.  My son is almost four … View Post
How to write & use Social Stories

How to write & use Social Stories

Social Stories are a fantastic tool for you to exchange information and communicate with a child.  They can provide a mechanism to introduce … View Post
Speech, Language and Communication in Autism

Speech, Language and Communication in Autism

Most children learn to speak naturally without parents doing anything other than interacting and playing with their child. However this is not the case … View Post