PECS IV+ by Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc (iPad)
Released: Oct 8, 2014
Version: 1.1.10
Size: 241 MB
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PECS IV+ is the solution for transitioning from PECS® to high-tech AAC. For learners who have mastered Phases I through IV of the Picture Exchange Communication System® using traditional PECS books, PECS IV+ is the high-tech next step! From Pyramid Educational Consultants, the developers of the evidence-based and world-renowned PECS®, PECS IV+ allows users to construct a multi-picture Sentence Strip™ via a dedicated Sentence Starter™ page and up to 20 digital PECS book pages for the in-app voice to speak.

Features of PECS IV+:
•\tLooks like a traditional PECS book with colored, tabbed pages with VELCRO® strips and a Sentence Strip so you can create a PECS IV+ book that looks identical to your student’s PECS book
•\tDrag and drop pictures from the tabbed pages to the Sentence Strip just like with a traditional PECS book
•\tSwitch between pages by scrolling between and tapping on different tabs
•\tRearrange pictures on the Sentence Strip without having to delete pictures
•\tClear Sentence Strips with a single button push or clear individual pictures by swiping them back to the book
•\tIncludes over 1,000 Pics for PECS images
•\tIntegrated features from the PECS protocol such as constant time delay for the in-app voice

Customize each book:
•\tOpen or close the dedicated Sentence Starter page with a single touch
•\tCreate 1-20 tabbed pages
•\tUp to 24 pictures per page
•\tCustomize each page by number of VELCRO® strips, color, category icon, and/or number of pictures on each page

Customize pictures:
•\tUse any of our included Pics for PECS images or add images from your photo library
•\tChange text on pictures
•\tPut text on top or bottom of pictures, or remove text from pictures
•\tChange size of pictures
•\tSearch function for the Pics for PECS library included

•\tUse included customizable synthesized speech (AVSpeechSynthesizer) or record your own speech
•\tIncorporate the research-based constant time delay for ‘reading’ the Sentence Strip to create opportunities for the student to speak

Select from included profiles or create new profiles to customize:
•\tHow pictures are moved: tap, drag or both
•\tHow to clear (reset) the Sentence Strip
•\tVisibility of Sentence Starter page
•\tReading Sentence Strip left to right or right to left
•\tWhen to read the Sentence Strip: as each picture is selected or with a single tap of the “Speak” button after the Sentence Strip is completed

Track student’s usage:
•\tDay by day list of Sentence Strips constructed by the student
•\tWeekly and monthly analysis of most frequently-used pictures

Pyramid Educational Consultants does not recommend starting functional communication training with an app or a speech generating device because these high-tech options do NOT require the social interaction that is crucial to communication and is the cornerstone of the Picture Exchange Communication System. Functional communication training should begin with a traditional PECS Communication Book. Research has shown that most learners can learn Phases I through IV of the low-tech PECS Communication protocol within 3- to 9-months.

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What's new in version 1.1.10
Adjusted for iPadOS 14.6 and above.
Our verdict: Meh!
  • PECS IV+ is a poorly rated app (2.5-star).
  • + It is currently 57% off its regular price.
  • The app is pricier than similar apps available on the App Store.
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