How Katie Got a Voice (And a Cool New Nickname)

Everyone in the school, even the principal and custodian, have nicknames related to their individual interests and personalities. When Katie comes into the class, the students are eager to involve her in their activities. Katie has significant physical disabilities which make her dependent on a Personal Care Assistant for everything, even communicating. When Katie is introduced to assistive technology, she is finally able to communicate with her new friends. As a result, the students are delighted to see her as a person with many interests and abilities, just like them. Katie knows she is a valued member of the school when she is given her own special nickname. Ages 6-10

© 2012 Patricia Mervine
Audience: Children