Ben Duff of Corner Pieces hands an iPad to Rachel Denise, a speech therapist at War Memorial Hospital, at the EUPISD on Monday. Corner Pieces, a local autism awareness charity, donated four iPads to the ISD to help special needs children. Also in the photo are Ben’s son, Brian, who has autism, and Carrie Carr, autism specialist with the EUPISD, and Ann Carey, a speech therapist with WMH. The money for the iPads came from a charity golf outing in September.
–from The Soo Evening News
The world of speech therapy is ever evolving and new technologies are rapidly becoming an essential tool to use in therapy. One of those tools is the iPad. Speech-language pathologists are finding many benefits from the use of the iPad in therapy, with all types of patient needs. Through the continued efforts of Corner Pieces, three speech-language pathologists are now able to use this tool to benefit the children on their caseload in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The use of the iPad is increasing interest and progress for children in therapy as well as reducing material cost and increasing progress reporting with parents. We are forever grateful to Corner Pieces for their generosity and support.