The PODD grid sets organise language according to the reasons we communicate and are based on the popular PODD communication books.
PODD for Grid 3
Choose from four easy to personalise grid sets, varying in size and level of complexity to support learners as their language develops. Each grid set is designed to work alongside the paper-based PODD communication books.
Who is PODD for?
PODD has been designed to support children to communicate for a comprehensive range of reasons, from asking questions, telling stories, and sharing ideas, to commenting in play, giving instructions, and expressing opinions.
- A range of 4 grid sets to support different language levels
- Familiar structure and vocabulary for people using PODD books
- Available with pre-school and school-based language
- Quick and easy to personalise
- Designed to be used alongside a PODD book
- Supports progression from early communication to complex grammar
- Suitable for a range of access method – including eye gaze
The PODD grid sets have been designed to work with all access methods.
Grid makes it easy to edit the vocabulary, so you can quickly personalise your favourite foods and places or update your about me content.
The PODD grid set range
The PODD 15 grid sets are designed for pre-school and school-aged children who are just beginning their communication journey and using 1-2 keyword sentences. There are 15 cells, with phrases that express the reason you want to communicate and jumps to language that is likely to be used next.
PODD 15+ is designed for children who are starting to use 1-4 word sentences and allows you to create more grammatically complete sentences. It is also suitable for those who need symbols to support their understanding.
PODD 60 Expanded Keyword
PODD 60 is designed for children and teenagers who are ready to begin creating more complex sentences. In this 60 cell grid set language development is supported through symbols, whole words, spelling and word prediction. Verb morphology cells for past tense –ing are also introduced.
PODD 60 Complex Syntax
PODD 60 Complex Syntax is designed for children and teenagers who can use sentence starters, core words and word morphology to form grammatically complex sentences. Any time a verb is selected you are presented with different forms of that verb so you can select the one you want.
Designed by SLP Gayle Porter
PODD is designed to support autonomous communication and immersion in language modelling. It was created by Gayle Porter, a Speech Pathologist with over 30 years of experience working with people with complex communication needs.
Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display
The name PODD comes from the way the language system was designed.
Pragmatic Organisation refers to the way that language is organised – based on the reason it is used and when you are likely to use it in a social interaction.
Dynamic Display refers to the way that each screen displays symbols that change based on what you have previously selected. When you select certain words, you will be taken to another grid based on what you have already said.