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Joanna Bendel communicates to the world with something she calls her "talker." It is an electronic communication device that acts as the 14-year-old girl's voice. Joanna has apraxia, a motor speech disorder that makes it hard for her to speak and be understood. She knows what she wants to say, but her brain has difficulty coordinating the movements necessary to make the words. But Joanna wants people to know she still has a lot to say. This is her story.
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