Saturday, January 13, 2007

Look I am Talking!

Makenzie uses an Augmentative communication device to talk! She has been getting speech therapy for about a year to teach her how to use it!

It took a long time for us to decide what talker would be right for her but in the end we decided on a Prentke Romich Vantage Lite.

She makes the talker work by using auditory scanning and pushing a switch with her elbow.

She has learned how to say many things like, see you later alligator, My name is Makenzie, I want to eat cheese cake, and the list goes on.

She is also able to play with cause and effect toys, turn on the TV, play a video, and play games on the computer. She LOVES it!!!

Here is a couple of videos. One showing her using her talker to play with a toy and the other explaining how it works!

Enjoy!


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1 comments:

Kristina said...

Hi. Could you tell me what toy Makenzie is playing with in the video? I think Emma would love it. And since she has an Eco2 by PRC maybe we could hook it up to her device to run it? I have no idea how to do that buy maybe a call into customer service there could help me figure it out.

Thanks!

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