Audio 5.4: Ms. Mary’s Perspective (family child care provider)

A child care provider of Sophie, a two-year-old with language and physical delays, discusses her feelings about using assistive technology and wanting to become more comfortable with using communication boards with Sophie.


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Ms. Mary:

Now that I’ve learned more about assistive technology, I do see how it can be a powerful tool in helping children to participate in all sorts of activities. And for Sophie, I can imagine how giving her a way to communicate could help her be involved – at mealtime, playtime, story time and even little things like asking for a diaper change. She could participate more in our activities and become more independent. I think if I had some training on these communication boards, and maybe if I had a chance to meet with her speech therapist, I’d feel more comfortable about using the boards with Sophie.