I am no ordinary mum... I am an autism mum... and this is what I spend my Monday night doing so my son can effectively communicate with anyone who might be with him. Hand drawn some PECS (no judging my stick figures) 🤣🤣 it’s not perfect but it works.
This is called a PECS folder, which is basically a picture exchange system. The idea is he can ask us what he wants without the use of words and using pictures instead as Charlie is unable to speak yet. The bulk of his communication at the moment is for food 😁 (can relate) so there is a PECS card for every food he eats. Plus a few cards for daily activities like nappy changes and going to bed. We are gradually adding this into his day, so the idea will be eventually the PECS folder goes everywhere with him.
Charlie’s school is also teaching him the efficient use of PECS in the classroom and we have seen him develop with this communication in leaps and bounds in the last 6 months, actually pointing or exchanging visuals for the preferred activity or food. 🙌🏻🙌🏻 so proud of the little guys progress, he makes me smile, he makes me think of the world in a whole different way, he makes me shut up sometimes so I have to listen really close, he shows me what magic really is.