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Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Introductory 2 day workshop

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Independent Living Centre Conference Room, The Niche Suite A

11 Aberdare Rd

Nedlands, WA 6009

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The Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) approach 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. PODD includes strategies to minimise some of the common difficulties associated with the use of multi-level communication books including.

- Supporting the child and communication partners to efficiently move between levels (pages) to locate vocabulary they require

- Speed to access vocabulary to produce messages

- Quicker access to predictable messages and access to a broad range of vocabulary for spontaneous, unpredicted messages.

The PODD resource provides generic communication book templates which can be customised to suit individual requirements. Generic templates can be used for trial to enable more informed system development and then be customised to suit individualised needs. PODD can be used to create a wide range of communication books to suit varying communication, language, sensory and physical access requirements.

Creative and practical solutions will be demonstrated through videos and case examples. Participants will have the opportunity for hands on supported practice using PODD communication books.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

- Describe the challenges faced by professionals creating communication systems in terms of vocabulary organisation, layout, design, range of access startegies and customising for individual requirements

- 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 produce customised communication books

- Discuss the teaching and learning strategies for implementing PODD communication systems with students and team members

- Teach children and partners to use PODD communication books in daily environments.

Target audience: This workshop will be of interest to speech pathologists, occupational therapists, teachers and parents of individuals who have complex communication needs. Family members and support people of someone using PODD may also be interested to attend this workshop. If you are considering high tech PODD, this training would also be beneficial to develop your understanding about PODD features, organisation and teaching and learning strategies.

Presenters:

Haylee Parfett is a Melbourne based Speech Pathologist with a strong passion for working with children who have complex communication needs arising from Autism, intellectual, physical, sensory and/or behavior challenges. Haylee strongly believes that everyone has a right to communicate, and is interested in implementing whole school AAC approaches to enable functional and autonomous communication for all. Haylee has worked within Autism Special Schools and Special Schools in Australia and the UK to develop strategies and frameworks for communication accessible environments.

Haylee runs a Speech Pathology practice in Melbourne which supports children and adults who use AAC in their kinder, school and residential settings. She also provides training and consultative services to schools and organisations throughout Australia.

Yvette Theodorsen, founder of Interactive Speech Pathology, has focussed most of her 14 years as a speech pathologist working in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She is passionate about every person having a voice, no matter how significant their challenges may be.

Yvette has implemented PODD communication books with people from 9 months to 46 years of age, believing that nobody is too young or too old to begin with AAC. She has supported their communication partners in many different settings, including home, mainstream and special education environments, child care and in other community programs.

Yvette has worked in programs that provide holistic intervention and understands the importance of considering the 'whole person' when developing their communication skills.

To register over the phone please contact ILC's Training Officer on on 08 9381 0600.

Please note registrations open at 8:30am.

Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.

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