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Sydney Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Workshops

Two Day Introductory PODD Workshop

This two-day introductory workshop introduces participants to PODD communication systems. PODD communication systems are a comprehensive system of augmentative and alternative communication, designed to assist young children with complex communication needs to learn understanding and expression of language. Participants will develop an understanding of an aided language modelling approach to augmentative and alternative communication. This two-day workshop covers both theory and practice, to assist participants to understand and implement PODD communication systems.

Presenter: Harriet Korner, Speech Pathologist & Certified PODD Presenter

When: 8 & 9 March 2017

Where: Clive Austen Conference Centre, Royal Rehab, Ryde, 2112

Cost: Early bird $450 for registrations by 8th February

Full rate $500 for registrations by 1th March

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Alternative Access PODD Workshop

This one day workshop will be presented by Gayle Porter, who is the developer of PODD communication systems. The Two-Day Introductory PODD Workshop is a pre-requisite for this workshop.

The focus of the Alternative Access Workshop is on 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.

Presenter: Gayle Porter, Senior Speech Pathologist, Cerebral Palsy Education Centre

When: 13 March 2017

Where: Clive Austen Conference Centre, Royal Rehab, Ryde, 2112

Cost: Early bird $250 for registrations by 13th February

Full rate $275 for registrations by 3th March

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For more information about either workshop contact Harriet Korner at hkorner@netspace.net.au or 0418 629 707.