PODD Communication Books

2 or 3 Day Official Introductory Workshop w/ Linda Burkhart

Need help using AAC in your classroom/speech room?

Children who are nonspeaking 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 two (+ third day option) day course will demonstrate the use of a Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD) approach developed by Gayle Porter. 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.

Come learn 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.

Linda Burkhart is an internationally-known teacher and leader in the field of assistive technology, adaptive play, and augmentative communication for children who face significant disabilities.

Seating is limited to 50 so register now! TSHA CEUs provided.

Door prizes for public school staff include copies of the PODD/CD set ($300 value)

Questions? Contact Nichole.Kertis@esc13.txed.net or 512-919-5246

PODD Communication Books Two Day Introductory Workshop

Tuesday, March 24th, 8:30am to Wednesday, March 25th, 4:30pm

5701 Springdale Road

Austin, TX


Visit http://ecampus.esc13.net

Once logged in with your account information, enter the Workshop ID # SP1529512.

Click the Register button. Payment ($85) is required at time of registration.

PODD: Alternative Access Strategies for Children who have Physical Challenges- Day 3

Thursday, March 26th, 8:30am-4:30pm

This requires attendance at days 1 and 2 Introductory PODD course!


Visit http://ecampus.esc13.net

Workshop ID # SP1531332

Cost: $45