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PODD (Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display) 2 - Day Introductory Workshop

Children who have complex communication needs or have only limited speech, in addition to other challenges, often struggle to interact and communicate. This may include children who have physical disabilities, multiple disabilities, sensory processing challenges, limited social interaction skills, and/or a range of cognitive limitations and learning difficulties. 

This 2-day course will demonstrate the use of a Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD) approach developed by Gayle Porter (Melbourne, Australia). Generic templates for multi-page "lite 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. 

Learn strategies for creating multi-modal language learning environments that provide receptive models and expressive opportunities for language development, as well as, strategies for teaching and using PODD with children and their communication partners.  Videos and case examples will be shared.  Participants will have an opportunity for hands-on practice with PODD Communication books.  

  Location: Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, 101 Renee Lynne Court, Carrboro, NC 27710
  Date: Monday, March 11, 2019 - Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  Time: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
  Sponsor: Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD)
  Presenter: Debbie Reinhartsen
  Price: Registrant Specific
  Pay Methods:  Check  Credit Card
  Payment Notes: Make checks payable to: Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Debbie Reinhartsen Debbie.Reinhartsen@cidd.unc.edu

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