Thanks NorwayMom,You always have the best Links
"PictureSET is a collection of downloadable visual supports that can be used by students for both receptive and expressive communication in the classroom, at home, and in the community. This searchable database allows you to find a wide range of useful visual supports for different curriculum areas, activities, and events. PictureSET resources are created and updated by dedicated professionals working with students in British Columbia."
www.speakingofspeech.com also has lots of free stuff under their "Materials Exchange" section of the website.
Good luck with everything.Thank you so much, I knew I could count on all of you for help.....Norwaymom, Thanks sooooo much I have never came across the picture set one. That is very helpful
I am having trouble finding the pecs I need. My son uses them so well and the Behavioral Specialist says she wants me to get pecs to schedule out his day. (thought maybe that was her job, like I'm not busy enough) The teacher at his school promised me several times to get them for me, but never did, now school's out. I have found some on do2learn and trainland, but they don't have all that I will need. Anyone have any luck finding them online??? He does better with the line drawings then with the actual pictures. Board maker is $299! Why is everything such a task??? Thanks in advance.
KellyThe pecs website WAS offering a free 1 month trial. It may still be offered. Check it out!
Kelly - interesting you should ask - I literally just finished making up some new ones for my son's "ticket book", as his teacher/therapists call it right before logging on here. The above link, toward the bottom of the page, has a variety of pictures and subjects, both the actual pictures as well as simple drawings. Save the page as a GIF file, then enlarge it in whatever program you have for pictures - I did it where it was about 8.75" x 6.50", printed it out, laminated it, and cut them up.
I'm a single parent raising 4 children, not to mention several 4-legged children. No way can I afford Boardmaker, etc. - so I scavange sites:) I also got Pics for PECS 2006 from the recommendation of someone else here, and they work well, too - drawings, not actual pics. Velcro dots on the back, some velcro strips on folders in a 3-ring binder, and we're good to go!
This link is for Picture It Cd-Rom: "free shipping!"
This was the only thing we ever needed for Sarah's ABA program for 3 years...I used digital pics for personal pictures of us & places....but this cd.rom has everything you can imagine and lots of ideas for your little one..
I would do like 12 on a sheet and laminate at kinko's really cheap <$2 bucks for 12 flashcards that last forever! The cd-rom has catagories of animals, people, seasons, colors, shapes, occupations, emotions, nature, household items, clothing, holidays, rooms, hygiene, sequences..what's wrong pics..actions..ect...over 5,000 pics!! super cool!
Edited to note: These are real pics and not cartoons with dozens of varieties of the same thing to help generalize:)
When you go to Kinkos do you laminate the entire sheet or just the small 2 by 2 picture
Oh wow - I love the PICTURE Set link - incidentally I paid - 69 dollars for some of the images from ebay and a routine book - it was worth it though becasue I have a severe laziness probelm with things like this and the pictures were all laminated and came with velcros etc