Family turns grief into a gift for toddler

January 28, 2011

Family turns grief into a gift for toddler

Global | January 28, 2011 | By Linda Hoang

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When Kaitlyn Harapchuk was three months old, she was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, a disease that affects muscle movement.

Doctors told Kaitlyn’s mother Hali that she probably wouldn’t live to be a year old. But Hali wouldn’t accept it.

“There’s always miracles,” she said.

Hali found special doctors and support groups that could help her daughter live well past the one year benchmark she had originally been given.

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iPad is Truly Magic, Revolutionary for Disabled Boy

December 19, 2010

iPad is Truly Magic, Revolutionary for Disabled Boy

tom’s Guide | December 19, 2010 | By Marcus Yam

Touch screen devices existed long before Apple decided to utilize the technology for its iPhones, iPods and iPads, but its iOS devices have hit the mainstream in a capacity to reach everybody – and we mean every body.

Those with disabilities that keep them away from computing through traditional inputs, such as the dexterity-requiring keyboard and mouse, often find much to like about touch screens. Touch screens make it simple, as the user simply must touch or flick to navigate.

7-year-old Owen Cain from Brooklyn, NY has suffered from spinal muscular atrophy Type 1, a debilitating motor-neuron disease, since infancy. Doctors say that he would be paralyzed for life and that he would die at about two years of age.

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College Students Help Non-Verbal Children Communicate Many For The First Time

November 23, 2010

College Students Help Non-Verbal Children Communicate Many For The First Time

Medical News Today | November 23, 2010

Students majoring in communication disorders at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, are ahead of their peers nationwide who are working toward careers in speech pathology because of a one-of-a-kind program that gives the undergraduates more hands-on experience than most graduate students in the field.

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