It’s been almost 6 months since Karl received his iPad from Hearts and Minds and I would love to update you on his progress as it has made such a positive difference in his life.
Karl communicates using British Sign Language, which has a vast vocabulary. Instead of Karl becoming frustrated because he did not know a particular sign, he now gets his iPad and looks through a number of signing programmes I have been able to install and he finds how to communicate his needs to me. His signing skills have improved very much too, his personal assistants who escort him everywhere have seen the difference in his communication and he is much more relaxed at home, being able to talk a lot more about his day to day activities.
If he wants to talk about a family member, again he gets his iPad to show me a picture of who he wants to discuss, which has also helped to ease his fears about missing family members when they go home. He can take pictures of places he has visited to show mum when he arrives home and he absolutely loves one particular driving game that he can attempt over and over again....fantastic at times when a distraction is needed, like at the hospital!
All in all the iPad has made a big difference in his life and on Karl’s behalf I would like to thank you for all your hard work in making this possible.
Thank you Hearts and Minds from Karl and Mum
More about the Hearts and Minds charity here:Website: http://www.heartsandmindsphones.co.uk/