A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing a Partial Model Using a PODD book

In this video, we will be discussing how to use Partner Assisted Visual Scanning (PAVS) while doing a Partial Model. It is important to model how the user gains the attention of the communication partner. You should scaffold your teaching of how to use the Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD) book and what an individual’s yes or no movements look like.

Throughout this video, I will model some phrases that you can use when communicating with someone using a PODD book. These phrases include “I’m tired”, “I think it’s great!”, “Let’s go to your room”, “It’s too noisy!”, “Let’s pretend we’re on Holiday!” and, “Let’s go for a hike.”

Partial Models are useful for familiarizing oneself and the user with the layout of their PODD book and the individual’s access method. Combined with the use of Direct Models, Partial Models are an important tool. This is especially helpful when there is not time for a Full Model.

If you’re interested in learning more about doing Partial Models with Partner Assisted Visual Scanning and a PODD book, then this video is perfect for you. Join me as we explore this effective mode of communication and how it can be used to support individuals with communication difficulties.

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