The Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) approach assists people with complex communication needs to learn to understand and use language to enable autonomous communication. It provides strategies to support the design, production and implementation of communication systems to enable genuine communication for a variety of functions in all daily environments.
This workshop will assist participants to understand the theory and practice related to PODD communication systems. It will provide information about the evidence base for aided language stimulation, a strategy to assist language learning for augmentative and alternative communication. This workshop provides theory, video case examples and supported practice so participants can develop their confidence in understanding and using PODD communication systems.
Participants will be able to:
Describe challenges in creating augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems and implementing them in every day life.
Discuss the features of a PODD communication system in terms of vocabulary organisation, layout, design, range of access strategies and customising for individual requirements.
Use PODD generic template resources to begin the process of dynamic assessment and to produce customised communication books.
Discuss the teaching and learning strategies for implementing PODD communication systems with individuals and their team members.
Teach people with complex communication needs and their communication partners to use PODD communication books in everyday environments, so communication happens across the day, anywhere and at any time.
Registration includes morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.
Please specify dietary requirements when registering for the workshop.
This workshop will be of interest to teachers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and educators of individuals who have complex communication needs. Family members and support people who would like a more in depth understanding of the PODD system are also welcome to attend. If you are considering PODD on an electronic communication device, this training would also be beneficial to develop your understanding about PODD features, organisation and teaching and learning strategies.
About our Presenter
Harriet Korner is a certified PODD Presenter, currently working as a speech pathology consultant in private practice. Harriet uses an aided language approach in her work with children and adults who have complex communication needs.
Harriet completed the Master of Research program at Macquarie University in 2019, researching parent and child outcomes when coaching parents to implement augmentative and alternative communication using a PODD communication system at home.
Harriet has worked for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Northcott Disability Services and the Independent Living Centre NSW.
Harriet has worked on projects such as:
- Complex Communication Needs: Guidelines for Speech Pathologists who Support People with a Disability, NSW Department of Family and Community Services.
- Collaborative Teamwork for Students with High Support Needs, Special Education Centre, Macquarie University.
- Communication Programming for Students with Severe Intellectual Disability, NSW Department of Education.
- Presented at international and national conferences.
Registration and Cancellation Policy
Registration is only confirmed upon full payment of fee. To access the discounted rate for members you must be logged into your AGOSCI member account prior to registration.
Please Note* All registrations incur a 3.5% paypal fee that can't be refunded
- 96.5% refund until 60 days before event.
- 46.5% refund between 8-59 days before event.
- No refunds within 0-7 days of event start date.
Applications for registrations are subject to final approval by AGOSCI to ensure fair and equal access to events across organisations. Waitlist registrations will be taken upon all positions being filled.
If you are experiencing any cold/flu symptoms or don't feel well on the day, please support the safety of others by staying at home and not attending the workshop in person.
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