Monday, 29 July 2013

Recycling scheme helps family to get an iPad in 2 months

The Duncan family registered with Hearts and Minds in January and finished their phone collection in March thanks to the help of a local charity in their area that finds new uses for items that would otherwise be thrown away!

Lucy Duncan, who is 13, has dyslexia, and according to Mum Carol, her new iPad has already made a huge difference:

"In addition to using it for recreation, she has become much more independent when completing her homework," says Carol.  "Lucy's dyslexia means that she often needed support, but now she has set up her iPad so that if she has a big piece of text to read, it will 'read' it to her, or if she is just stuck on an odd word, she can highlight it and it will let her know what it says.  This has greatly increased her self-confidence and means that her homework is more a reflection of her own ability now."

Could an iPad help your child too?

If you live in Britain, simply collect 165 old mobile phones and the Manchester-based charity Hearts and Minds will exchange them for a new iPad.

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