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Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) 5 Day Advanced Course
Mon., 25/09/2017, 8:30 am – Fri., 29/09/2017, 4:30 pm AWST
By College Row School & Independent Living Centre WA
This intensive advanced PODD workshop is for people who have completed a two day PODD Introductory workshop and are now seeking to further develop their knowledge and skill. NOTE: Completion of an advanced PODD course is a pre requisite for people who are interested in applying for certification as a PODD presenter in the future.
This course aims to build on current knowledge and fluency using PODD communication books for individuals who have begun to implement these strategies with students. Focus will be on building fluency, refining observational assessment and implementation planning skills, and strategies for training communication partners. The course will also provide opportunities for problem‐solving more complex challenges. Content will include case studies from participants.
PLEASE NOTE: Completion of an advanced workshop provides participants with skills to deliver practice using PODD communication book partner training sessions for local team members on an ongoing basis. It does NOT qualify participants to deliver PODD introductory workshops. Certification as a PODD presenter is required to deliver PODD trainings for other professionals to select, customize and implement PODD communication systems. PODD presenter certification entails additional training and assessment to demonstrate experience and skills effectively implementing PODD with students.
Target audience: The advanced PODD workshop is for people who have completed a two day PODD Introductory workshop and are now seeking to further develop their knowledge and skill.
- Speech Pathologists
- Education assistants
- Parent / carers
- Support workers
After this five-day workshop, participants will have developed their ability to:
- Explain the features of a range of PODD communication systems in terms of vocabulary organization, layout, design, range of access strategies, and customising for individual requirements
- Describe the reasons for the similarities and differences between PODD page sets designed for communication books and speech generating devices
- Develop fluency using PODD to model language during natural interactions
- Communicate using PODD communication books with a range of different access methodologies
- Use a dynamic assessment process to identify individual communication requirements and teaching-learning strategies
- Describe different learning challenges for children who have severe physical, communication, and multiple needs (including CVI) and identify specific strategies to address these needs
- Discuss the application of PODD for individuals with ASD
- Discuss the teaching and learning strategies for implementing PODD communication systems with students and team members
- Teach communication partners to provide receptive input using PODD communication books
- Teach children and partners to use PODD communication books in daily environments
- Identify strategies to combat the challenges faced by professionals creating an aided language learning environment for children with a wide range of complex communication needs
- Answer frequently asked questions
- Develop IEP goals and tools to measure the development of autonomous communication
- Discuss strategies for developing communication accessible schools and communities
Presenter: Gayle Porter is the developer of the PODD system. Gayle is a Speech Pathologist with over 25 years hands on experience working with people with complex communication needs. Gayle lectures both locally and internationally about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Displays (PODD). Gayle currently works at the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre and has a private practice working with both children and teenagers with complex communication needs in their local schools. Gayle is the co-author of “Integrating Augmentation and Alternative Communication into Principles of Conductive Education”. She also contributed a chapter to the book "Communication Without Speech" (Bloomberg & Johnson 1991). Gayle is a highly sought after international presenter.
To register over the phone please contact ILC's Training & Events Officer on 9381 0600.
Parking Information: Free visitor parking is in car park 4 (off McGregor Street)