PODD 15 is designed for anyone just learning to communicate with AAC. The PODD 15 will help your son or daughter learn to communicate for many reasons. It will support your son or daughter to learn how they can comment, share opinions, request things, ask questions, complain, and use words to play.
PODD 15 Preschool
If your son or daughter has not yet started kindergarten, then the Preschool version is probably best. The Preschool option has space for “preschool places” and “preschool people.” It also has folders for the kinds of activities we see in a preschool, like circle time, race cars, blocks, and doll play.
PODD 15 School
If your son or daughter has started school, then the School option will work best. This page set still includes folders for play with toys like dolls and blocks. But the School option also includes folders with words for different subjects in school, like music and science.
If your son or daughter has finished school, then I would still select the School option. You can edit the words based on where your son or daughter goes, lives and works. The toy pages can be edited to the activities they most enjoy.
Should I choose PODD 15 or PODD 15+?
There are two options for both the Preschool and School page set: 15 and 15+. If your son or daughter is a true beginner, then I recommend PODD 15. The PODD 15 uses two different buttons to say “I LIKE THIS” or “I DON’T LIKE THIS.” If your son or daughter does not yet comment a lot on what they like or don’t like, then use the regular 15. Learning to express opinions is powerful. We want to make it as simple as possible until your son or daughter is in the habit of sharing their opinions and preferences. The PODD 15 will help you teach your son or daughter to use the “I THINK IT’S” message over time.