Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My Wonderbaby

A few weeks ago, I was contacted to add a little blurb about how much we like Bookshare.  For those of you who are not familiar with this amazing app on the Ipad, it helps kids who have vision problems with reading.  It will either read to the person, or enlarge the print so that the person can read it.  It has thousands and thousands of books - we actually haven't come across a book yet that we couldn't find for Finley.  And older kids use it for their homework.  It is amazing.

Our Teacher for the Vision impaired told us about Bookshare last year when she first started to work with Finley.  It is a FREE app for people who are vision impaired.  We really do love it and use it all the time.

So I was contacted to write this little blurb and video tape Finley using book share to read and to listen.  Of course, this was done on a day where Finley wasn't really in the mood to do anything for the camera.  But she finally came around and gave me 85% effort.

We try everything to get  Finley to love reading.  She struggles with print and she struggles with braille.  She doesn't like reading either.  But this has helped.  She LOVES listening to books, and it is usually a reward if she has had a good day.  So Bookshare has helped increase her love of learning.

Wonderbaby blog posted our information and our pictures and video on their blog today.  I always tell everyone that Wonderbaby is the NEw York Times of blogs about vision impaired kids (and disabled kids in general).  This blog is well known and has tons of great information about vision impaired children, IEPs, you name it.  It is associated with Perkins, and many of Finley's doctors and associations for the blind mention this blog as an invaluable resource.  So I was excited to be a part of it today.

If you want to read the post, please click HERE.


Anonymous said...

may 1st, 2013

awesome story, videos.
Great job Finley and her family!


Anonymous said...

may 6th, 2013

you are my hero Finley.
You are so brave to be who you truely are, a smart, beautiful and happy little girl!

Have a happy Day Finley!!