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Wayne's new ability to communicate

WayneBorn with Cerebral Palsy, Wayne has had a very challenging life so far.

Wayne is non-verbal. Over the years he has managed to communicate with people in various ways, from communication boards, to using his body to communicate, or even eye movements.

But Wayne's latest communication device, called Tobii, is the most sophisticated he has ever had. Through Tobii, he is learning to use a computer, which will enable him to get his message across in a better way with his fellow residents and staff, and with his family.  

While the computer is the tool, Wayne is the focal point. Tobii also seems to relax him. People can interact with Wayne and ask him questions, and he can respond by choosing a word or an icon . He thinks it’s absolutely wonderful, because it enables him to say what he wanted to say. All he has to do is look at that. 

The Disability Trust staff at Mountview and the Speech Pathologists are putting in a huge effort to help Wayne with his training, especially in this challenging time of COVID-19. "We as his family can see that it is making a difference in his quality of life. It is truly a good news story, so well done to The Disability Trust!"  Colleen & Peter (Family) 



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