We Speak PODD

Author-Avatar Kelly Fonner

5/5/2019 8:10 PM

We Speak PODD has been one of the most influential family Facebook & YouTube Channels in the field of AAC. Karen and Adam Owen's documentation of their family's journey of learning the PODD (Pragmatically Organized Dynamic Displays) Communication System with 4 of their 6 children, has been a motivator for numerous families, speech language pathologists, teachers and family support staff. Karen speaks at national and local events inspiring families and educators with the background of her natural born and adopted children and how as a family they have endured highs and lows medically, educationally,  communicationally and emotionally. 

On their YouTube channel, they captured the first two years of their children learning to communicate through their various versions of PODD books and electronic page sets. Their children utilize a variety of input methods including direct selection through fingers, eye gaze, and partner assisted scanning visual and auditory modalities. 

You will witness communication at home, at IKEA, at Disney World, at church, and in home schooling activities.

Current posts are not as frequent as in the first two years, there may be one a month. Big sister, Madie, is a teenager that we can all utilize as we watch and model kid to kid interactions.

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