The Ability Connection Oklahoma awarded Miah Smith, a Kindergartener at Emerson Elementary, with an IPad and speech app through their New Voiced Program.
The New Voices Program helps children who have limited verbal skills learn to “speak” for the first time and communicate with family, friends, and teachers. The iPad’s unique size and portability makes it a good fit for children with disabilities. Comprehensive language software and visual and audio applications, or “apps,” are available.
An additional thank you to Ashley Stiles, Miah’s Speech-Language Pathologist, Mariah Elbert ,Miah’s paraprofessional, and the student’s general education teacher Kaci Maynard who were instrumental in making this happen.