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.

Keirnan – Game On!
Keirnan is a grade nine student at Sa-Hali Secondary School in Kamloops. He has Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome (LNS), a rare metabolic disorder that often causes unpredictable behaviours, including uncontrollable self-injury and an inability to coordinate his muscle movements.
Inclusive Education in Action – A Classroom Story
SET-BC plays a pivotal role in enhancing the inclusivity of classrooms by providing school teams with invaluable resources. In one notable example, students in a grade 2 class were given the opportunity to engage in a reading activity centered on diverse modes of communication.
SET-BC SLP interviewing two other SLPs from SD28
A Flourishing Partnership with Quesnel – Insights from SD28 Speech Language Pathologists
Quesnel School District (SD28) put in a request for SET-BC service to support numerous students for the September and January in-takes in the 2023-24 school year. We had the privilege of capturing the thoughts and reflections of the SLPs, who shared invaluable insights regarding the students’ growth since they received their technology.
Student using a cloverbook in the classroom
Tom’s Voice Drives the Plan  – A Journey on Seeking Assistive Technology Solutions
Meet Tom, an active and outgoing grade 7 student at Caulfeild Elementary in West Vancouver.  Tom is legally blind, has cerebral palsy and has some hearing loss.  Last year, Tom worked with a dedicated school team including Emily, Linda and Moray – his resource teacher, his TSVI and OT, respectively.    
Two students in the classroom looking at an iPad with TouchChat software
Ryanna Finds Her Voice
Meet Ryanna! A bright and creative Grade 5 student in the Okanagan-Similkameen School District, Ryanna loves animals, stuffed animals, toys, books, and ripping paper. Last school year, she received an iPad with TouchChat and Clicker Writer for her communication and literacy support.
Student playing on an iPad in the classroom
Communicating with Lenix
Lenix is a very happy and social Grade 2 student at Okanagan Falls Elementary who has autism and Down syndrome. He received SET-BC support to provide him with more opportunities to connect and communicate with his peers and learning environment.
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. . .