Introduction to PODD Communication Books

August 7 - 8, 2019

Course Information

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 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.

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 implementing PODD communication systems with students and team members.

Event Fee

$30.00

Contact Information

Additional Info

Recommended Lodging

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.

$85.00 Queen Standard Room

Code: ALTO Alt Shift Education

Block Deadline: July 16, 2019


Lunch will be provided.

Event Location

Clinton County RESA Administration Building
1013 S. US 27
St. Johns, MI 48879