My 2nd grader has a severe articulation disorder and uses an ipad as her communication device currently. But 'using' is a loose term. She does not take it out at school when she needs to communicate the most. Part of me was thinking that if we got the same app (touch chat) for an ipod touch and had her wear it to school, that maybe she would use it more. Has anyone ever done this? Her cognitive development is average to above average for her age (7) and she is able to work a smaller device. Her intelligebility is being tested right now (its an evaluation year), but last year it was around 40%. So, she would in theory be using this through out the day to bridge communication gaps with peers and teachers.
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