Sunday, August 29, 2010

Veto by the boss

Mary chose blue.  The votes came in and the first place was pink, blue was second, and all the others had one vote each.  However, the boss spoke and she chose blue.  So once the leaves fall, Mary should have her blue DynaVox VMax with accessories: ear pillow, wheelchair mount, switch, switch mount.
School starts a couple weeks before it all arrives, but we have a loaner device until her's comes, thanks to her therapists at Clinical Associates of the Fingerlakes!
These are some of the icons on the device that she uses independently.  She is still talking on the phone with my mom about once a week.  She also tells her caregivers what she wants to do during the day.  Mary has a page that helps her tell people about herself and how she uses a DynaVox and a wheelchair.
Mary uses this page to tell people about herself.
This is the page she uses during various therapies.  Each icon links to open another page with choices, activites, concepts or whatever the therapist needed Mary to be able to access.
Mary uses this page to tell people how she is feeling.
Mary can call me to her and tell me what she needs at that moment.
Mary uses this page usually to tell her nurses what she wants to do during the day when she has 'down time.'

1 comment:

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

That is so awesome!! I can't wait to get my girl something like that. I keep putting it off, and I don't know why! This post has made me write myself a note - I will call this week to get this started for her.

I can't wait to hear more about how Mary "talks"! :)