When I read this blogher article, I was sold on getting an Ipad. I was amazed at it can help with, but I was most impressed with the language part. After Emma’s seizures she lost her communication skills and only says gibberish in a “sing songy” voice. It is so difficult to figure out what she wants because every day her language is different. She gets frustrated to the point of biting her arms and hands (leaving bruises) when we can not understand what she wants or needs.
It is a totally different Emma. She is unable to tell us when she needs to go to the bathroom and has to wear pull ups 24 hours a day at 9 years old.
I believe that she knows 100% what she is saying, but it just gets “lost in translation” going from her brain to her mouth.
The Ipad would be a godsend. It would not only teach her to say words, but it would also give her a way to communicate with us until then.
The only problem is…. they are upwards of 500 (not including the software). We just do not have that. So I have been racking my brain to try and figure out how we can get one. And I think I have come up with a solution…
I have put my jewelry on etsy.com and all proceeds will go towards an Ipad for Emma 🙂
Here is where you come in… can you please spread the word on your blogs/twitter/facebook? I have a button on my sidebar that links to my etsy site, you are more than welcome to put it on your blog too! And if you feel so inclined you can look at my jewelry!
Thank you so much for your support… I am amazed continually by you guys!