PODD Practise

Have you been to our introductory How to use a PODD workshop, and now want to practise your new PODD skills? Do you have one or more goals about using a PODD that you would like to achieve? The PODD Practical workshop is just what you have been looking for! This workshop provides a fun, friendly environment to practise your PODD skills with help from a speech pathologist at hand.

Who should attend?:

  • Child care educators
  • Preschool teachers and support staff
  • Junior primary/primary teachers and support staff
  • Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) educators
  • Allied Health Professionals wanting to learn more about using a PODD in natural environments
  • Parents / carers who use a PODD with their child
  • Any other communication partners

Benefits of attending:

Learn about:

  • Using a PODD for meaningful communication in everyday situations
  • Fun, practical ways to use a PODD as a tool for learning and developing communication
  • How to be more confident in using a PODD to communicate


Do I have to bring my own PODD communication book?

There will be a wide range of PODD books and several iPads with PODD app available to practise on during the workshop. You can bring your own PODD book or device with PODD app, but make sure the person who uses it has access to a suitable alternative communication method during that time.

We use PODD on our tablet/iPad, not in book form, will this workshop still be relevant?

The main focus of this workshop is for PODD communication books however the ideas learnt can be transferred across to using with a PODD app on tablet or iPad.

Do I need a basic understanding of PODD to get the most out of this workshop?

Yes! You must have attended the introductory 3hr ‘How to use a PODD’ workshop presented by Novita or equivalent training before attending this workshop.

Request a workshop:

You can request a quote for a workshop, on-site at your school or childcare centre. This is often beneficial as more staff can be involved and also the training can be customised to the needs of your site and/or the children who attend your childcare centre or school.


Email: training@novita.org.au
Phone: 1300 668 482