PODD is a powerful tool for communication. It is a complete solution for AAC. It is used by people of all ages and with a wide variety of disabilities. It's especially powerful for people with emerging language skills.
AssistiveWare created simPODD to make your experience with PODD easier. simPODD is a complete and easy-to-use PODD app, wherever you are on your communication journey.
Below is a roadmap for your first month using simPODD. We will walk with you each step of the way!
Day One. Download the app and select your digital page set: What will you see on the screen of your iPad?
The “page set” is what you will see on the screen when you start using the app. You need to select one from a few different options. Our Help and Support articles will help you getting started!
If you aren't sure which option to select, read Tips on Selecting a Page set and Tips on Customizing your simPODD.
Weeks 1 and 2: Learn to carry your simPODD. See ME, see my simPODD!
Learning to use a communication system (“AAC”) with our sons and daughters means we have to create new habits. Making new habits takes a plan! The most important habit for simPODD is to always have it within reach, and use it.
It takes time for something to become a habit. Make the integration of the simPODD in your life easy and convenient:
- How about using a protective case for the iPad? In that way, it provides better grip for your child, and your iPad is protected.
- With a carry strap you can carry the iPad hands-free, and it's always within reach.
- You can install the app on multiple iPads, in this way, you child has his/her own simPODD and you have your own.
- A stand can be very handy to keep the iPad upright when your child is seated on a table.
Paper PODD books can make it easier to always have simPODD available. If you have a paper version of simPODD, then you might print extra copies for the other people who spend the most time with your child.
Read more how other parents have worked to set this habit: See me, see MY AAC.