PODD Training

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The maximum of 51 registrations has been reached.
Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 10
Agency Contact: Vickie Waters
Agency Assistant: Shari Owen 715-720-2060
Location: CESA 10
725 West Park Avenue
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Facility: Conference Center (Rooms 1-2-3)
10/22/2018 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
10/23/2018 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

October 22 & 23, 2018
Must attend BOTH days
8:00 am - 4:00 pm both days

CESA 10 Conference Center, Chippewa Falls

Cost:  No charge for CESA 10 CSPD Member School districts; $200 for all others
(Lunch and materials are included)
Register EARLY!  Limited to 40 participants


Join CESA 10 for this 2-day Introductory Workshop for Teachers, Speech Pathologists, Autism Specialists, Parents and Paraeducators!

What is PODD Training?

  • Children who are nonspeaking or have only limited speech, in addition to other challenges, often struggle to interact and communicate.  This may include children who have physical disabilities, multiple disabilities, sensory processing challenges, limited social interactions skills, and/or a range of cognitive limitations and learning difficulties.
  • This two-day course will demonstrate the use of a Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD) approach developed by Gayle Porter (Melbourne, Australia).  Generic templates for multipage “light tech” communication books have been carefully designed to support genuine communication for a variety of functions through the day.  These templates may be customized for a range of access methods and other individual needs.
  • Come learn strategies for creating multimodal language learning environments that provide receptive models and expressive opportunities for language development.  Learn strategies for teaching and using PODD with children and their communication partners.  Videos and case examples will be shared.
  • Participants will have an opportunity for hands-on practice with PODD Communication books.

Participant Outcome after Attending Two-Day Training

  • Describe the challenges faced by professionals creating communication systems in relation to vocabulary organization, layout, design, range of access strategies and customizing for individual requirements.
  • Discuss the importance of receptive language input and creating a language learning environment.
  • Use POSS generic template resources to produce customized communciation books.
  • Discuss the teaching and learning strategies for implementing PODD.