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Student Wins Award for Use of Technology

Dr. F.W.L. Hamilton School
January 29, 2021

Close up no helmet 2.jpgCongratulations to Carlyn B., a Grade 5 student from Dr. F.W.L. Hamilton School, who was recently chosen to receive a Yes I Can Award from the Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children.

Carlyn won in the category of Technology for use of her iPad and the augmented assistive language program called Proloquo 2 GO. Carlyn is non-verbal and is learning to communicate through this device.

To become motivated to use the device, Carlyn has been learning some basic requests and comments such as "Hello," "I want more," "I'm all done," "I want to swing," "I like this," and "I want to be alone." These comments and requests come with immediate rewards and responses, so using the iPad is beginning to make sense.

Staff are very excited when Carlyn talks to them using the iPad. They are very proud of her and her communication accomplishments!