Posts in 'Assistive Technology'

Toddler with Cerebral Palsy Takes First Steps Wearing “Magical” Shoes

Assistive Technology, In the News

Via: 9News A toddler has taken her first independent steps wearing revolutionary shoes made by a small company in Sydney, Australia. Eve Darcy was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was just weeks old, and could only take small steps aided by a walking frame. Big or small, everyday activities were a milestone until she... Read More

A Letter to My 14-Year-Old Self

Assistive Technology, Updates

Bio: Chris Windley is a 29-year-old with cerebral palsy who is well-acquainted with the challenges facing children with cerebral palsy. As a child growing up with a disability, he experienced bullying, feelings of isolation and self-doubt. Now a thriving 29-year-old, Chris reflects back on his life with a follow-up letter to his younger self. You... Read More

Assistive Devices Abound for Helping with Communication for Cerebral Palsy kids

Assistive Technology, Updates

By Lee Vander Loop For many children with cerebral palsy, communication is a struggle. Some may have a limited ability to learn and understand speech due to cognitive impairment. Others may have difficulty speaking clearly because of poor control over their tongues, lips, and mouths because of motor control issues. Although children vary in language... Read More

The Best Apps for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Assistive Technology, Updates

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best special needs apps out there – and written a quick synopsis of how each one works! Read on to learn about some of the best assistive communication and educational apps available. Read More

Tips for Getting a Free or Low-Cost iPad

Assistive Technology, Updates

If you think your child could benefit from iPads and apps but you don’t want to break the bank, check out these ways you can go about getting an iPad completely (or mostly) free. Read More

Christmas iPad, Digital Books Open New World of Learning

Assistive Technology, Updates

Last Christmas, one of the presents Connor Meadows unwrapped first was an iPad and within days this 7th grader with cerebral palsy was reading digital books on his own. He didn’t have to worry about the book falling or asking someone to turn the page for him. “The learning process took on a whole new... Read More

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