Introduction to Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD) Communication Books
June 27-28, 2018
She is a special education classroom teacher of secondary aged students with autism spectrum disorder. Her classroom is designed with communication in mind so that students have access to communication tools during all aspects of their school day. She has been a special education teacher for more than 30 years in various capacities with students ages 18 months to 26 years. Laura certified as a PODD trainer in 2014 under the guidance of Gayle Porter, Developer of PODD.
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 multi-page “light tech” communication books have been carefully designed to support genuine communication for a variety of functions throughout the day. These templates may be customized for a range of access methods and other individual needs.
Come learn strategies for creating multi-modal language learning environments that provide receptive models and expressive opportunities for language development. Learn strategies for teaching and using PODDwith 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.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the challenges faced by professionals creating communication systems in terms of 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.
- Discuss the features of a PODD communication system in terms of vocabulary organization, layout, design, range of access strategies and customizing for individual requirements.
- Discuss the teaching and learning strategies for implementingPODD communication systems with students and team members.
Registration fee is due by June 22, 2018. The only form of payment accepted is check. Please make checks payable to Clinton County RESA. Once registered a statement will be sent via email. Please submit a copy of your statement along with payment. Additional payment details will be available in the confirmation email.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Eastwood
3320 Preyde Boulevard
Lansing, Michigan 48912
Reserve your room by calling 517-374-6500 or book your room online.
RATE: $75.00 Queen Standard
Block Deadline: June 5, 2018