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An elementary-school-age girl with cerebral palsy demonstrates how bright she is by putting together a story on her communication device to share with her classmates. Her device allows her to access up to 84 buttons per screen on a variety of communication pages.
A preschooler is excited to share her thoughts with the help of her augmentative communication device, which provides her with the vocabulary she needs to tell people what she’s thinking.
A young boy with cerebral palsy who is unable to speak uses a communication device to express his feelings. This enables him to share opinions and thoughts more easily.
With the help of a speech therapist at the Perlman Center, a child is learning to communicate with a speech generating device. He is using his device to play with farm animals.
How motivating for this preschooler to give Santa with wish list! She has cerebral palsy and is not able to speak but that won’t stop her from telling Santa what she wants for Christmas. She is using a communication device controlled by movements with her head.
The staff of the Aaron W. Perlman Center offers resources and related links about helping children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities for families and healthcare professionals.
Technology used by individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Assistive technology includes mobility devices such as walkers and wheelchairs, as well as hardware, software and peripherals that assist people with disabilities in accessing computers or other information technologies.
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