Communication books

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The purpose of is to bring information about European PODD activities (courses, workshops etc.)
PODD in Scandinavia, translated ressources etc. can be found at (mainly in Danish).

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Communication system, build upon
Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display

Next courses..
  • Leatherhead, Surrey, England; 14. October:
    PODD and Speech Generating Devices.
    1 day workshop.

    The focus of this workshop is the design features of PODD page sets to suit speech generating devices. The workshop will be held by Gayle Porter.

  • Epsom, Surrey, England; 15. - 16. October:
    2 days Introductional workshop.
    The workshop will be held by Livvy Hepburn with Gayle Porter as 'assisting teacher'.

PODD ressources..
Legal rights: PODD© is a registered trademark of ©2014 Gayle Porter.
Using and training PODD:

Rules for the use of and teaching PODD:
  • Purchased ressources may be used in own institution, and the templates can be used and edited to produce PODD communication books for users of the institution.
  • In order to provide PODD courses, the trainer must be certified by Gayle Porter.
    Further information on the conditions and the certification process can be obtained from Gayle Porter.
Certified PODD trainers in Europe:

In Europe, the following are certified PODD trainers: In North America, you will find a list of certified PDD trainers here:
Reading about and obtaining PODD:

Obtaining the PODD-resources (theory book and CD´s with templates):

English edition; 3 CD´s, including theory book as PDF.
Danish edition; Printed theory book, USB-stick with templates and online access to additional material.

All PODD templates are designed as BoardMaker files which means, that you need BoardMaker to read, edit and print the templates.
Users must obtain Boardmaker v. 5 or higher + Addendum libraries.

BoardMaker can be purchased via a local distributor or from
BoardMaker is © 2014 Mayer-Johnson. All rights reserved.

More about PODD:
PODD developer:

Gayle Porter is a Speech Pathologist with more than 30 years hands-on experience working with people who have complex communication needs.
Gayle works at CPEC (Cerebral Palsy Education Centre) in Melbourne, Australia.

Gayle Porter has developed the Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) communication books and page sets for speech generating devices.

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