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PODD 1-Day Alternative Access Workshop with Gayle Porter

  • 8 Mar 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Kedron Wavell Services Club - 21 Kittyhawk Dr, Chermside QLD 4032
  • 25


  • Non-members

PODD Alternative Access

1-Day Workshop

About PODD

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.

Learning Outcomes

The focus of this workshop is on Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) communication books designed for individuals who cannot point directly to a display with their hands. The content will build on the information relating to the purpose, design principles, intervention strategies and use of PODD communication books covered in the two-day introductory workshop.

A range of alternative access PODD communication book will be discussed including: eye-gaze (eye-pointing), partner-assisted scanning (visual, auditory, visual plus auditory scanning), combination access, and coded access. The design features to suit, procedures to operate and teach each access method will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using each access method.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different PODD design considerations/options to accommodate for alternative access methods.
  • Outline the considerations for selecting different access methods to suit individual requirements.
  • Perform the partner operational procedures to use a range of alternate access methods.
  • Discuss problem-solving methodologies for developing operational skills for individuals who have severe movement difficulties (e.g. developing accept/reject movements for scanning).

Who might benefit from this workshop?

This workshop will be of interest to teachers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and educators of individuals who have complex communication needs. 

**Please note:  it is a requirement to have completed a 2-Day PODD Introductory Workshop in order to attend this workshop.**

About the Presenter

Gayle Porter is a Speech Pathologist with over 40 years hands on experience working with people with complex communication needs. She is the developer of the PODD communication system.  Gayle lectures both locally and internationally about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Displays (PODD) and movements for communication (cerebral palsy). Gayle is a co-founder and senior mentor at the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre and has a private practice working with individuals who have complex communication needs.  Gayle is a highly sort after international presenter.

Gayle is kindly supported by Lee Withall to deliver this workshop in Brisbane for AGOSCI.

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.

COVID Safety

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. 

This workshop is proudly brought to you by AGOSCI


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