How to use a PODD workshop

Come and learn how to use a PODD communication book!

This is a basic workshop teaching you how to use a PODD communication book as a tool to communicate with people who have complex communication needs.

Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) is a means of selecting and organising symbols so that people with complex communication needs can connect with family members, friends and people they meet in everyday life.

PODD is an example of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

Who should attend?:

This workshop is beneficial for anyone who is a PODD communication book partner, such as (but not limited to):

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Therapists
  • Support workers

Benefits of attending:

You will learn:

  • How a PODD works
  • How to use a PODD in everyday situations
  • Fun, practical ways to use a PODD as a tool for learning and developing communication
  • 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?

No prior knowledge is needed, just a desire to learn more about PODDs!

I already use a PODD with my child or client but want to get better at it – will this workshop still be useful?

Even if you already use a PODD with your child or client, this workshop is still useful to make sure you know all the tips for using PODDs and get a chance to practise. The workshop covers the background behind how a PODD book works, tips for how to use it correctly, videos of people using PODDs, and time to practise. Also, keep an eye out for our new ‘PODD Prac’ workshops coming soon – two hour sessions focused on practise using PODDs through a range of fun activities.


Request a workshop:

If you would like to request a PODD workshop at your site, please contact us on the details below for a quote and more information.


Phone: 1300 668 482