Information for Advanced PODD workshop participants
The Advanced PODD training aims to build on your current knowledge, build fluency using PODD communication books, refine observational assessment and implementation planning and provide opportunities for problem-solving more complex challenges.
Preparation prior to training:
This is your opportunity to influence the content of the training. Send your issues and questions related to implementing PODD. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Instructions for Volunteering a Case Study:
Meet with your team and identify a student that will provide participants with opportunities to observe current communication and plan further assessment-intervention. Difficulties are welcome!
To prepare a case study you will need:
- Short video clips of child interacting with a familiar partner
May include trying out strategies
May include successes as well as problems to trouble shoot
- Background information: age, diagnosis, family/social networks, educational setting, vision, hearing, other health challenges. Include previous communication learning opportunities / AAC systems, current communication capabilities, and comments regarding what supports and what limits current communication – see case study form below:
4. It would be useful, but not necessary to have information from a pragmatic profile Free download:
*Remember to gain appropriate permissions to share this information, video and discuss the child’s communication requirements at the workshop.
Due to limited time, a few case studies will be selected to represent a range of implementation issues. Therefore some of the prepared case studies may not be presented during the five-day training. To support the instructors planning for the workshops, All proposals for case studies must be received by: June 10th, 2019 – NOTE: Date may be extended by special permission – email for details
Send video, case study information (as described above) and outline any major issues implementing PODD that you would like support to problem-solve. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
You can send your larger video files via dropbox or for free using Linda’s personal hightail dropbox. Just click on the link and upload any format video file from your computer. It will take files up to 2 Gb and send them directly to me.
or send via dropbox to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please send us a regular email as well, letting us know how the video is coming, so we can make sure it doesn’t end up in our SPAM Blockers. We will reply when emails and videos are received.
Alternatively, mail video on DVD or USB flash drive to:
Linda J. Burkhart 400 Sparrow Branch Circle, Saint Johns, FL 32259
All proposals for case studies will need to be received at the latest by June 10, 2019 (or later by special permission). NOTE: Participants will be notified if their case study has been selected as soon as possible.