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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A little boy's "Helen Keller Moment"

Here's a story of a little boy playing with TapToTalk on his iPod touch, who suddenly realizes he can use it to communicate. It was told to us by TapToTalk Mom Fay Bareham:

"My son is 11 years old. He has had various speech devices over the years but they have been bulky and hard to carry so it was not something he was interested in. His iPod looks just like his dad's phone. He can clip it on his belt just like Dad. It's cool to him.

"In the last two weeks, he went from just the main pages of pictures to all the ones we put in his albums. One day he had what my friend called a 'Helen Keller moment' where he suddenly realized that he was 'talking' due to TapToTalk and the small iPod. For the first time he feels as if he has a voice of his own. Now he won't let it out of his sight, if you can borrow it at all (which we do so we can take more photos).

"TapToTalk has made for several moments of HAPPY tears for us. Thank you for all of your help, and for helping us get the school on board. Consistency between home and school will make a HUGE difference."

That's why we do what we do.

Update: we recently heard from Fay again. She said, "Every day his world is getting larger due to TapToTalk and his iPod."
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