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Technology gives special-needs kids a voice
Challenged Child and Friends teacher Sybil Schneider works with student Edwin Molina as he does a lesson on an iPad. - photo by Tom Reed
Four-year-old Edwin Molina smiles sweetly at his teacher as he presses a button on his iPad telling her he’d like to play with toy cars. She smiles back at him placing two Hot Wheels in front of him as he presses the button over and over again — his way of expressing his eagerness. Edwin, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, has difficulty using words to express his needs and wants.