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