116 This software helps create a wide range of communication books to suit varying communication, language and sensory requirements. This comprehensive resource provides detailed information and a range of templates to support the production and use of Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) communication books. PODD provides practitioners with templates and guidelines to develop an appropriate communication book and also describes comprehensive strategies to enable the use of the system in the child’s daily life – at home, at school and in the community. Who is this resource for? This resource is for people supporting children who are learning to communicate using aided symbols (pictographs, graphic symbols, whole written words). Therapists, teachers and parents will all have the opportunity to access the materials in this resource for their clients, students, children and young people. What does the resource contain? The resource provides templates to create a range of PODD communication books designed for children who use direct pointing with a whole hand, finger or pointer. Some of these page sets can also be modified to accommodate pick up and give/show or partner assisted scanning access methodologies. The 3 x CD-Rom set includes ∙  An electronic version of the book titled Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display communication books by Gayle Porter (2007). This publication describes the theoretical underpinnings and features of PODD communication books and includes a detailed section on teaching learning strategies. ∙  Templates for fourteen different PODD communication books from simple early functions to complex syntax. These templates can be viewed and customised using Boardmaker version 5 or later (not included). Each set of templates includes ∙  An information file providing a detailed description for that communication book’s language, page layout, vocabulary organisation and navigation pathways. ∙  Construction files providing specific instructions for printing and constructing each communication book. System requirements ∙  Boardmaker for Windows or Mac version 5 or later for printing and customising the templates. ∙  PODD Alternative Access A4 Version offers a new alternative method of access to PODD templates. Communication Software An easy-to-use symbol writing program. Symbols appear above the words as you type and ‘smart symbolising’ analyses the text to help select the correct symbols. You can drop in photos and images to illustrate your document, or add them to a word to replace a symbol for more specific meaning. SymWriter’s flexibility allows you to create documents with just the level of graphic support you need. SymWriter is perfect for teachers who want to produce straightforward symbol-supported materials that are easily understood by learners. On-screen grids allow selection of text, symbols and pictures to assist writing. The simple grid designer enables quick editing or creation of content. A tool that supports users to learn to make choices. Switch accessible and great for use on touch screens. Over 100 activities that are ready to use and easy to edit. The activities cover topics such as comprehension, sequencing and visual discrimination. A wide range of basic and curriculum tasks, from simple tasks to much more demanding cognitive tasks. The activities cover a wide range of basic and curriculum tasks, from very simple tasks for students with severe learning difficulties to much more demanding cognitive tasks suitable for use in mainstream primary education and for all ages in special education. Includes the 11,000+ Widgit Symbol Set, with access to free updates. |  Communicate: By Choice |  Communicate: SymWriter V2 £149 £349 £499 6339 6340 6341 Windows CD-Rom 5 user copy 10 user copy £49 £119 £169 1844 1845 1846 Window CD-Rom 5 user copy 10 user copy £199 £422 £199 £422 6023 7622 8720 8727 Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display PODD and Boardmaker PODD Alternative Access PODD Alternative Access and Boardmaker |  Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD)