Springfield Middle School Student receives a Yes I Can Award!

Mark is an amazing young man filled with a joyous spirit and never-ending determination.  He is a student at Springfield Middle School. Mark was a late talker and began school with only a few words and signs.  He used an iPad as an assistive communication device to connect in the classroom and when playing with friends.  During grade five and six when Mark was away undergoing medical procedures, his iPad began his voice.  He used it to communicate wants and needs in the hospital and then back at home while he was recovering.  When Mark returned to school in grade 7, he was able to jump right back into social interactions with peers and teachers, using his iPad.  Mark continues to make great progress and technology will continue to strengthen his voice so that he can really shine.

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