Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Modeling the PODD communication system

The Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD) communication system enables individuals with complex communication needs to have an autonomous voice. (to read more about how we're introducing this system to Caroline, please see click here)

We're still in the "modeling stage." We hope that Caroline will eventually use this system expressively. At this point, Mike and I are each using PODD twice a day for a few minutes. Caroline also takes her PODD book to school for her teacher and therapists to communicate with her.  

Here's a video of me using the PODD book to talk to Caroline (DISCLAIMER: I may be messing up to the point where what I am doing may not even be considered PODD anymore!)