Student Stories

These stories celebrate the important individuals we serve, the journeys we take with school teams, and the benefits of the technology we provide.

Remington uses Kurzweil 3000 and Dragon on his laptop.
The Right AT for Remington
Remington (now a Grade 12 student) attends Chilliwack Senior Secondary. Last year, having technology with him in his academic classes proved to be successful and rewarding, not only for him but for his school-based team as well.
Dominic uses SnapType on device
Master Multitasker: Dominic Uses Diverse Tools with Distinction!
Dominic is a Grade 3 student who loves animals, baseball, Pokémon, and to laugh and have fun. This year, Dominic used an iPad from SET-BC to support his communication and literacy. He worked hard with his school team in Mission (SD 75) to find creative ways to learn with multiple apps.
Liam with his new mounting system for his wheelchair. SET-BC OT and district OT having discussion on the mount.
Collaboration in Action – Supporting Liam Together 
Liam is a grade two student at Nanoose Bay Elementary in School District 69 (Qualicum). He is an enthusiastic and determined child who is nonverbal. Liam has had SET-BC services since 2021, which initially included a Tobii EyeMobile Plus with various communication software. How teams work together can have a great impact on how a student. . .
Colbie and the Clover Book
A New Perspective – Colbie and the CloverBook
Meet Colbie. She is a grade 4 student at Thornhill Elementary School. What’s cool about Colbie is, although she has Cerebral Palsy which impacts her left side and low vision challenges, in her view, she is just a regular student like everyone else. She enjoys participating in all subjects with her classmates. To support her learning,. . .
Sofie, a low vision student, working on her CloverBook and a writing board in the classroom at carpet time.
Sofie Takes SET-BC to School: Sharing Her Tech Tools for Low Vision
Sofie is in Grade 2 at James McKinney Elementary in Richmond. Sofie is in Grade 2 at James McKinney Elementary in Richmond. She is learning in a Montessori classroom environment with Kirsty Gourlay (Classroom Teacher) and also working alongside Janet Lee (Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments). Sofie enthusiastically shows SET-BC around her school and shares. . .
image of Xeth and his friend communicating
Xeth’s Journey – Communication Problem Solver
A year later, Xeth has gained significant independence using his Accent 1000 device and SurfacePro computer. He’s more confident as he can effectively interact with peers, complete schoolwork and meet the curricular goals at his grade level. Xeth is becoming more comfortable as a multimodal communicator who problem solves using technology. For instance, if he cannot. . .
Outdoor Communication Board
Getting On Board
Signal Hill Elementary gives every child support and acceptance. When Jolene received a SET-BC loan for an iPad with TD Snap AAC app, Signal Hill’s SLP, Cleo Donnelly, focused on only on helping the student learn how to use her talker, but also on providing strong school support.
A student playing on his communication device that is connected to a screen
Xeth: Full Participation Enabled Through Technology
Xeth is in grade 5 at Westview Elementary and growing so fast! For now, he likes going to school, playing videogames, music, and hanging out with his friends. Watching Xeth use his technology is amazing. Xeth is an Accent 1000 user, and he has been communicating using the Unity 80 sequenced vocabulary for a few years. . .
A visually impaired student - Margot
Blindfolds Off
Meet Margot, a 14-year-old musician, poet, writer, dreamer, self-described “complicated” being who also happens to be visually impaired but asks that you look beyond that to truly see her.