PODD

Say what you want to say, in your own way, when and to whom you want to. This is the main purpose of PODD (Pragmatic Organized Dynamic Display). The program was developed by Australian speech therapist Gayle Porter. The vocabulary is organized according to a practical logic. This means you can quickly see whether you are telling a story, asking a question or making a joke. This compensates for the fact that you cannot use your surroundings, controlled movements, facial expressions or intonation.

If you are living in the USA and you are interested in PODD courses, you can subscribe to a PODD training on Linda J. Burkhart’s website.

English PODD 15 communication board.

Pragmatic

Tell a story, ask a question or make a joke in a practical way.

Focus on daily life

Say what you want to say, in your own way, when and to whom you want to.

Well-founded communication strategy

Developed by Australian speech therapist Gayle Porter.

Digital and paper versions

Use PODD where and when you want, combine the paper and digital version.

We have different dynamic books available in English:

  • PODD 15 Preschool AUS
  • PODD 15 Preschool AUS Eye Gaze
  • PODD 15 Preschool US
  • PODD 15 Preschool US Eye Gaze
  • PODD 15 School AUS
  • PODD 15 School AUS EyeGaze
  • PODD 15 School US
  • PODD 15 School US Eyegaze
  • PODD 15+ Preschool AUS
  • PODD 15+ Preschool AUS EyeGaze
  • PODD 15+ Preschool US
  • PODD 15+ Preschool US EyeGaze
  • PODD 15+ School AUS
  • PODD 15+ School AUS EyeGaze
  • PODD 15+ School US
  • PODD 15+ School US EyeGaze
  • PODD 60 Complex AUS
  • PODD 60 Complex AUS EyeGaze
  • PODD 60 Complex US
  • PODD 60 Complex US EyeGaze
  • PODD 60 Expanded Keyword School AUS
  • PODD 60 Expanded Keyword School AUS EyeGaze
  • PODD 60 Expanded Keyword School US
  • PODD 60 Expanded Keyword School US EyeGaze

In October 2020 we have released the newest PODD files, all approved by Gayle Porter. You might wonder what’s new?

Both in PODD 60 as PODD 15/15+

  • Quick talk mode button allows to save a message temporarily and engage in a different conversation.
  • Use the calculator page.
  • Other optional settings: turn word prediction off in keyboard pages (it’s on by default), turn symbols off in message window (it’s on by default), sending the contents of the message window to another device.

PODD 15/15+

  • Use the simplified e-mail page. Sends just text or text and symbols as a picture attachment.
  • Choose and play videos. You can play the video, open a chat page to talk about the video and express opinions about the video at the same time.
  • Choose and play YouTube videos from a pre-defined list of favorite YouTube videos. You can play the YouTube video, open a chat page to talk about the YouTube video and express opinions about the video at the same time.

PODD 60

  • Use word morphology to modify tenses and word endings.
  • Use one of the numerous applications: watch movies, take selfies, flip through photo albums, listen to music and radio channels.
  • Choose what you want to watch and visit on Youtube and the internet. You can actually type words and search for topics.
  • Send, receive, and reply to e-mail and text messages.
  • Store messages and stories that can be retrieved at a later time.
  • Automatic grammar is on. Users can also have labels change dynamically if they turn the settings option ‘change label according to grammar’ on.

You can try them out for 30 days on www.mind-express.com.

Continuous language immersion

The combination of logically organised symbol books and modeling (= friends, family and other carers who serve as models for learning and imitating) encourages a continuous language immersion. It all works through the combination of a paper version, the PODD books and a digital version that runs on Mind Express. To do this, you need to purchase a PODD license and you need PCS symbols.

Order PODD Free trial for 30 days

Combine PODD with Mobi 3

  • Big screen, easy to access
  • Combine paper and digital
  • Modeling & stimulation of speech development
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