Events held by The Communication Clinic
The Communication Clinic is committed to sharing knowledge with parents, carers, people with a disability and fellow professionals to improve individual capacity and outcomes. That’s why we deliver a range of events throughout the year, covering different aspects of speech pathology, to build collective knowledge and understanding.
From parent information sessions to professional development forums, our events are designed to improve your knowledge and your ability to support speech pathology programs, whether you’re a carer or a professional. With all events delivered by a fully qualified presenter, you’ll come away with practical knowledge and a new level of understanding.
You can browse our upcoming events below:
PODD Alternative Access One Day 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.
- 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.
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Apollo International Hotel 290 Pacific Highway, Charlestown, NSW