PODD training - COURSE NOW FULLY BOOKED
Rosie Clark, the UK based PODD trainer, will be delivering a 2 day introductory workshop to the PODD Communication System at ACE Centre (North) on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 2016.
Although this course is fully booked - subject to demand, ACE Centre will arrange future PODD courses for parents, carers and professionals. If you are interested in attending PODD training, please email ACE Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) system was designed by Gayle Porter, a Speech Therapist with over 30 years hands on experience working with people with complex communication needs. When developing the PODD principles Gayle Porter works to support communication at any time and emphasises teaching and learning strategies to enable a person to say what they want to say, when they want to say it and to whom they want to say it to!
Rosie Clark has worked closely with Gayle to implement the PODD system at special schools in the UK with a range of children with complex physical, learning and communication needs.
For professionals, parents and carers who have already booked a place on the 2 day introductory workshop to the PODD Communication System taking place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 2016:
The event will take place at Hollinwood Business Centre, Albert Street, Oldham OL8 3QL
Free car-parking is available.
Please note that lunch will NOT be provided.
Day One looks at:
- The challenge, aided language development
- Development and general features of PODD
- Features of PODD communication books
- Selecting and customising PODD templates
Day Two looks at:
- Access methodologies
- Creating an aided language learning environment
- Providing receptive input
- Providing opportunities for expressive communication
- Scaffolding interactions
- Developing operational skills
- Communication partner learning
- Where to begin - where to from here?
Following the 2 day workshop, delegates will be able to:
- Describe the challenges faced by professionals creating communication systems in relation to vocabulary organisation, layout, design, range of access strategies and customising for individual requirements;
- Discuss the importance of receptive language input and creating a language learning environment;
- Discuss the features of a PODD communication system, including 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.
Posted on Mon, March 7, 2016
by Rachel Thwaite