ProgramAssistive Augmentative Communication
Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD)
Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) is normally a book or device that contains symbols and words to support communication between people with complex communication needs and their communication partners, whether that’s carers, family, friends or support workers.
Speech On Eyre has completed the PODD course and offers a variety of PODD resources and assistance.
Decision Making & Consent
Consent is the permission given by a person or substitute decision maker concerning decisions that affect a person’s life. Consent requires a person to be informed about what they are giving consent to or for. Consent requires an understanding of the decision at hand which is referred to as capacity. When a person has the capacity to make a particular decision, they can:
• understand the facts and choices involved
• weigh up the consequences, and
• communicate the decision.
Some people may need support to exercise their capacity to make decisions that affect them, and to increase their decision-making skills and confidence. Participants are always presumed to have the capacity to make their own decisions and give consent when it is required, unless there is evidence otherwise. We don’t assume a person lacks capacity because of their age, appearance, disability, behaviour, language skills or any other condition or characteristic.