Turning the Keys to Successful Language LearningBy Murphy, Patti; Closing the Gap, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 17-19
Publication Date: June/July 2004
Article discusses the DynaMyte 3100, and how it has provided a child with cerebral palsy a primary means of communication since he was three years of age. When the child first received the device, he used it primarily for learning purposes. The DynaMyte allowed him to give expected single-word responses while reading or talking with his parents. For example, his parents created buttons with names of candy bars, and the titles of books and videos. In turn, the device would “speak” the names when the buttons were pushed. His experiences fostered his desire to learn and experience language. As he approached school age, his parents used the device to ensure that he would have ample opportunities to interact with his environment. The author chronicles his experiences adjusting to the DynaMyte in his home and school environments.
Assistive Products Discussed: DYNAMYTE 3100
Published by: Closing the Gap, Inc. (Website:http://www.closingthegap.com)