• Linda Burkhart


This three day course will demonstsrate 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. The third day will focus more specifically on children who have physical challenges and are not able to point directly with their hands. Alternative Access methods will include: eye-gaze, partner-assisted visual scanning, partner-assisted auditory scanning, partner-assisted auditory plus visual scanning, coded access, or a combination of access methods. We will also take a look at writing goals and measuring progress for all children who are learning to use PODD to communicate. Major topics to be covered: -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. -Use PODD generic template resources to produce customized communication books. -Discuss the teaching and learning strategies for implementing PODD communication systems with students and team members. -Discuss the differences in layout and design for different access methods. -Explain strategies for modeling alternative access and for teaching children and their communication partners how to use them. -Customize IEP goals and measurement tools for children using any type of PODD communication book.


Bremerton School District - Board Room
134 Marion Ave. N. Bremerton WA 98312


  • Mon, February 13 2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Bremerton School District
  • Tue, February 14 2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Bremerton School District
  • Wed, February 15 2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Bremerton School District


Event # 23668

Formerly Advertised as #10143

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Tuesday Feb 14, 2017 12:00 AM

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Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: 96769
19.5 Clock Hours $39.00


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