Date(s) - 30/03/2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
DYNAMIC DISPLAY (PODD)
ALTERNATIVE ACCESS WORKSHOP
Presented by Caroline Brown & Natalie Fry
Monday 30th March 2020
8.30am registration (for 9.00am start) to 4.30pm
PRICE includes manual & resources
Please bring lunch with you, light refreshments will be available
Richard Cloudesley School (Primary Site), Golden La
ne Campus, Islington, London EC1Y 8JA.
Entrance to use is on Golden Lane adjacent to Fortu
ne Street park. School building (yellow,blue,red
bricks) – post code for entrance EC1Y 0QT
Note: Completion of a two-day PODD introductory workshop is a pre-requisite for this course.
A one-day workshop for speech & language therapists
, teachers, parents, carers, and
professionals specialising in Augmentative and Alte
The focus of this workshop is on PODD communication
books designed for individuals who cannot
point directly to a display with their hands. The content will build on the information relating to the purpose, design principles, intervention strategies
and use of PODD communication books covered in
the two-day introductory workshop.
A range of alternative access PODD communication bo
ok will be discussed including: eye-gaze (eye-
pointing), partner-assisted scanning (visual, audit
ory, visual plus auditory scanning), combination
access, and coded access. The design features to suit, procedures to operate and teach each access method will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to practise using each access method.
Participants will be able to:
• Describe the different PODD design considerations/
options to accommodate for alternative
•Outline the considerations for selecting different
access methods to suit individual requirements.
• Perform the partner operational procedures to use
a range of alternate access methods.
• Discuss problem-solving methodologies for developi
ng operational skills for individuals who have
severe movement difficulties (e.g. developing accep
t/reject movements for scanning).