Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Attempt #1 on computer

The stand for Avery's computer FINALLY came yesterday. We set it up and had her calibrate her eyes this morning. I started with a very simple task...choosing which food item. I pressed the "I want" button a couple of times and she caught on immediately. She was pretty consistent with saying "I want" before making a choice. She got tired of it quickly but Rome wasn't built in a day and we will keep working!

************For the record, Avery was getting whatever she asked for it is just outside the view of the camera! I was not torturing her!

5 comments:

Anne said...

Ican't wait to try it with her

The MacDonald Family said...

Oh this is just so great!!! Nice work Avery!!

Jamie said...

Hi! I'm a speech therapist working with a young lady with Rett Syndrome currently trying to get insurance to approve this exact device, I was wondering what state you are in and if you had any trouble getting them to fund this for you?? Any information would be helpful! thank you :)

Avery said...

Jamie, we are in alabama. We got full funding but have insurance through BCBS of AL. It was a long headache trying to get the paperwork done to send to insurance but the processed moved quickly once insurance got it.
Let me know if you have any other questions. carrie_akins80@yahoo.com

abbysworld said...

Avery's a studmuffin