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PODD Introductory Workshop Christchurch- 2 Days

PODD Introductory Workshop - 2 days
presented by Speech Language Therapists

Gayle Porter
and Helen Bayldon

in Christchurch

Location:  Christchurch Workshop (For Auckland workshop, register here)
Date:         Monday 5 & Tuesday 6 Oct 2020
Time:        9 am registration (for 9:30 start) to 5pm
Venue:      Ground floor, Ministry of Education, Te Uruti, 48 Hereford Street, Christchurch

$450 ATANZ member
$550 non-ATANZ member
$270 for families (limit of 5 spaces for family prices - email us to request)

Registrations close 17 Sept or when sold outplaces are limited to 20 participants due to the format of the course.

Please note that the course will be run differently to previous courses due to international travel restrictions. Gayle will be presenting live through video conferencing but participants will gather together to access the resources and content. Due to the change in format, a smaller limit on the number of participants for each venue has been set.

Workshop content:
The Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) approach provides strategies to support the design, production and implementation of communication systems to enable genuine communication for a variety of functions in all daily environments. PODD includes strategies to minimise some of the common difficulties associated with the use of multi-level communication books including:
  • Supporting the child and communication partners to efficiently move between levels (pages) to locate vocabulary they require.
  • Speed to access vocabulary to produce messages.
  • Quicker access to predictable messages and access to a broad range of vocabulary for spontaneous, unpredicted messages.
The PODD resource provides generic templates which can be customised to suit individual requirements. Generic templates can be used for trial to enable more informed system development and then be customised to suit individualised needs. PODD can be used to create a wide range of communication books to suit varying communication, language, sensory and physical access requirements. Creative and practical solutions will be demonstrated through videos and case examples. Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on supported practice using PODD communication books.
Who can attend?
This workshop will be of interest to speech therapists, occupational therapists and teachers working with children who have complex communication needs and parents/whanau
Why attend?
Participants will learn to:
  • Describe the challenges faced by professionals creating communication systems in terms of vocabulary organisation, layout, design, range of access strategies and customizing for individual requirements.
  • Discuss the features of a PODD communication system in terms of vocabulary organization, layout, design, range of access strategies and customizing 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.
  • Teach children and partners to use PODD communication books in daily environments.
About the Presenters:
Gayle Porter
is a Speech Pathologist with over 30 years hands on experience working with people with complex communication needs. Gayle lectures both locally and internationally about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Displays (PODD). Gayle currently works at the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre and has a private practice working with both children and teenagers with complex communication needs in their local schools. Gayle is the co-author of “Integrating Augmentation and Alternative Communication into Principles of Conductive Education”. She also contributed a chapter to the book "Communication Without Speech" (Bloomberg & Johnson 1991). Gayle is a highly sought after international presenter.

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 Helen Bayldon is an SLT who is passionate about AAC and literacy. She has  worked in medical rehabilitation, special schools and private practice for more than 20 years. Helen currently works at Central Auckland Specialist School and in private practice with students who have complex communication needs. Helen gained her Masters in Speech Language Therapy after completing research on literacy intervention with children with complex physical, cognitive and sensory needs who use partner assisted scanning to access AAC. She presents at international conferences.
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Event Properties

Event Date 05-10-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-10-2020 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 18-08-2020
Capacity 20
Registered 14
Available place 6
Cut off date 17-09-2020 11:55 pm
Individual Price Please select when you register
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