Leanna George, TapToTalk Mom, recently shared some of her Serenity's earlyTapToTalk experiences with us on our Facebook page. We think you may enjoy following Serenity's progress.
Eight-year-old Serenity, she says, is "developmentally like a two- or three-year old." She had been using TapToTalk just a few weeks when, "Serenity had an MRI today. As she was in the recovery room she used her TapToTalk on her iPad to tell us what color of popsicle she wanted. Who'd have thought Serenity preferred green popsicles over the other colors?"
Who indeed? But now Serenity can make her preferences known and get them met.
A couple of weeks later:
"We visited a dermatologist today about a fingernail that had been damaged on Serenity's hand. When the doctor walked in, he commented, 'Nice iPad,' as she was playing with Fluidity. I said the iPad helps her in many ways, but this is the reason we got it. I loaded TapToTalk and flipped it for her to her emotions folder. I asked how she was feeling and she tapped, 'I'm happy,' and looked up at me and the doctor with a big grin on her face. Later, at dinner, she got fussy, but we had left the iPad in the car. I pulled out my Android phone and flipped to a foods folder. She used my phone to request ice cream. Her daddy melted like a popsicle on a hot summer day and got up to get her an ice cream (after we had talked about it deciding no ice cream right then)."
Good for you, Serenity! How could a dad resist?
We thank Leanna for sharing this with us. We love to hear about how a child's life can change when she is given a voice.
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The TapToTalk Team