Introduction to PODD Training Event

The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center was thrilled to organize this two day professional learning experience – Introduction to PODD with PODD trainer Kelly Fonner.

Dates: March 30, 2023 – March 31, 2023

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ATAC is excited to welcome Kelly Fonner to NJ for this training event. Visit to learn more about Kelly!

PODD Training is a two-day course that will demonstrate the use of a Pragmatic Organization of 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. The newer electronic versions available through the Grid & Compass Apps will also be briefly demonstrated.

Participants will 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. A wide variety of student case examples will be shared through videos.

Participants will have an opportunity for hands-on practice with the 2 most used PODD communication books. These are the 12PODD Expanded Functions & the 70PODD. There will be demonstration models of over 15 types of PODD books for participants to view throughout the training. Videos will be of children using these books.

This course meets the requirements for 12 hours of continuing professional development for Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists as required by the licensing boards of each professional organization. A certificate that can be self-submitted will be issued following attendance verification and evaluation completion. 100% attendance is required to earn CEUs/PDHs/PDUs.

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