Storing PECS Pictures

Do you have PECS pictures coming out of your ears? A PECS picture for juice box awkwardly fell out of my wallet the other day as I was paying for my dry cleaning. That was weird to explain. The Picture Exchange Communication System is an amazing way to provide your nonverbal students with a method of communicate. It’s fairly easy to set up and keep going too.

The catch is though – is that you really want to have a wide range of pictures available for your little guys. Having the correct pictures will make your crafts, cooking activities, community outings, – heck even lunchtime – easier and more beneficial for your kids. So how do you store all of these small pieces of laminated love? Drumroll please… baseball card holders.

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I have a page or two for each letter of the alphabet and store pictures in alphabetic order. It’s super easy to find pictures and ridiculously space efficient – all of these pictures in one little binder

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… and the key to KEEPING this organized (because we all know how easy it is to set something up organized and then completely fail on maintaining it)  – is to have a little “to be put away baggie.” In the middle of the crazy and busy times of our day – you better believe I don’t have time to alphabetize PECS pictures. But I can easily throw the pictures I am done using in this baggie and deal with the organizing when I have time!

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12 Comments

  1. I store mine in card file boxes I got from staples. Cards ard sorted alphabetically and separated with an index tab. It is very quick to find a picture when you need it. I have 2 boxes for schedules and 1 box for behaviors. It works great and is easy to add to.

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  2. We keep ours organized in binders by category. We use velcro strips for all of it!

    That sorting bag sure saves me as well. I hate it when it begins to overflow. It seems to get that way all the time though.

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  3. I love using baseball card folders to sort PECS cards! It is a great timesaver and everything can be easily located! I need about a week to get caught up with pictures! I had to laugh! I find pics in my pockets and the bottom of my purse all of the time! 🙂

    It’s a lifestyle!

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  4. Love this idea!

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  5. Yes! Definitely a lifestyle LOL!

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  6. Agreed! Ugh – that sorting bag haunts me haha!

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  7. I like that idea of separating schedule and behavior!

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  8. I’ve just sorted my hundreds of Pecs pics into these baseball card holders… Great idea!! Thanks 🙂

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  9. I’ve organized hundreds of visuals in secure, re-sealable (what happens if you drop that binder with open pockets full of pecs?) tab-bags and stored them all in a system designed for my specific use! Check out the Success Box at http://www.firstandthen.com or just search ‘the success box’ in your search bar!
    Thanks Sasha!

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  10. Wow, love the success box. I may have to order one 🙂

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  11. I store my PECS in plastic video cases alphabetically. I also have a few that are sorted by category such as numbers and colors. I love the idea of the put away bag!

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  12. Love that idea! Thanks for sharing!

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