Jaylen is 6 years old and nonverbal. This is attributed to diagnoses, which include Down syndrome, autism, and expressive-receptive language disorder. Expressive-receptive language disorder is when a child has trouble expressing themselves and and understanding what others are saying.  It can also reduce the ability to have a conversation and reduce the ability to form sentences.

Jaylen has made little progress with communicating through sign language and the use of pictures. An app for the iPad called LAMP Words for Life along with a keyboard would help Jaylen communicate daily and increase social participation at school and home.  Jaylen’s family’s insurance wouldn’t cover the cost of the iPad, app, and iPad accessories; however, HCCI purchased the items for Jaylen.  

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