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PODD Alternative Access Workshop

24th February 2022


Presented by Janelle Sampson

Prerequisite (link to training here) - Two-Day Introductory PODD Workshop

The focus of this workshop is on Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (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 book will be discussed including: eye-gaze (eye-pointing), partner-assisted scanning (visual, auditory, 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 practice using each access method.

Workshop content:

  • Exploring the different PODD design considerations/options to accommodate for alternative access methods.
  • Reviewing the considerations for selecting different access methods to suit individual requirements.
  • Participants will have time to practise the partner operational procedures to use a range of alternate access methods.
  • Discussion regarding problem-solving methodologies for developing operational skills for individuals who have severe movement difficulties (e.g. developing accept/reject movements for scanning).


Morning tea lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Please advise us if you have any dietary requirements.

Apollo International Hotel

290 Pacific Highway Charlestown NSW 2290, Australia

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Organiser Information

Catriona Collins
The Communication Clinic Speech Pathology Services PTY LTD

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 14 days before the event, In the circumstances the event is unable to proceed, participants tickets will be transferred to the rescheduled date at no additional cost. Event amount, minus booking fee of $7.55, will be refunded for cancelations 14 days prior to the event.