PODD© Communication System Introductory Training - *Postponed Until October 2020*

The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP
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Course dates

  • Thu, 16 Apr '20   9am - 4pm
  • Fri, 17 Apr '20   9am - 4pm

Course Details

Developed by Speech Pathologist Gayle Porter, who works at CPEC (Cerebral Palsy Education Centre) in Melbourne, Australia. This course is suitable for Speech and Language Therapists and teachers, although others are welcome to attend.

Delivered by a licensed PODD Trainer, participants will focus on overcoming the challenges faced when creating truly functional communication systems for children who need augmentative or alternative communication support for their communication.

Course Topics

  • The challenge; aided language development
  • Development and general features of PODDs
  • Features of PODD Communication books
  • Selecting and customising PODD templates
  • Access methadologies
  • Creating an aided language learning environment
  • Providing receptive input
  • Providing opportunites for expressive communication
  • Scaffolding interactions
  • Developing operational skills
  • Communication partner learning
  • Where to begin – next steps

More Details

Presented by Natalie Fitzpatrick, a Highly Specialist Teacher of students with complex physical, learning and communication needs well as an accredited trainer for the PODD © Communication System. Natalie has worked closely with Gayle Porter to implement the PODD system in Perth, Australia, which is where she was first introduced to PODD back in 2006. She has delivered AAC training to parents, staff and professionals at both national and international educational conferences.

The course fee includes a 2 course lunch, course handouts plus PODD template resources and certification


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Course ticket - for all 2 dates.

The Studio
7 Cannon Street
B2 5EP