PECS gives our students the opportunity to initiate communication. It allows them to request desired items by exchanging a picture of that item. For example, if a student wants a drink they will give a picture of a drink to a member of staff and in return be given a drink. The pictures are kept in a communication book. As a student learns a particular picture, it is added to their book. Students learn to take their books everywhere. This allows them to communicate their wants and needs anywhere and to anyone.