I am a middle aged man with Dystonia who lives in Nanaimo. Recently I was having speech problems, although I have used only my voice to communicate my whole life. I found that not everyone could understand me any more. I couldn’t get my message out.
People would guess and get it wrong. Even more than that, I was getting frustrated and not talking as much around people who didn’t know me as well.
CAYA sent an SLP, Danielle and an Assistant, Jan to show me some devices. I thought some were too big and complicated. I liked the iPad but was worried about my spelling not being good enough. Predictable knows what I want to say and helps me with my spelling. I am also using a fancy stylus which is easier than my finger to type. I use my iPad at my day program, at the doctor and a lot at my home.
My house manager, Shannon, says that I talk more now and my confidence is better. I know I can talk to anyone. When I am tired, it’s Predictable all the way!
Thanks to CAYA for helping me use this iPad to continue to have a voice in my life.