Friday, July 10, 2009

Cortney's Communication Device.....

Back in 2002, when Cortney wasn't talking much, and when she did it was one word utterances, we were lucky enough to acquire this communication device. I fought long and hard to get this.....many letters of medical necessity......many, many times. During these past 7 years, it augmented her speech, but the amazing part? Her verbal communication grew by leaps and bounds! This machine served as her model, and she became a quick learner. So recently, her teachers and I met with a rep from the company to see if there were new and more innovative ways to use this device, and of course there were........ : )

To aid in her furthering speech, it was necessary to purchase 3 flashdrives. I picked up these cute colorful ones at Target. (You know the place? The one where you can never get out of the store without at least spending a $100? Yea, that one.) I needed to label them, so her teachers and I use each flashdrive for a specific purpose. So being the scrappy gal I am, I decided to label each one using a luggage tag. I used Noel Mignon's 5 ft 2 & Eyes of Blue kit and JustRite's Times New Roman font and horizontal stamper to write Cort's name. Here is the other side of the tag.

Did you notice the rub ons at the bottom? A Happy Moment........Recorded. How perfect! (And it is in Noel's kit too!)


11 comments:

Michelle Forrest said...

This is really cute and a great idea! Your style is clearly wonderful! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I've enjoyed the chance to visit your blog and see these wonderful creations!

Jacilynn said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing this.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That is such an AWESOME idea!!!!! CUTE TOO! :):):):):):):)

Jackie said...

This is just too cute! tfs!!!

Tracy.H said...

Very cool! :0)

Jocelyn said...

Perfect....look at you, even able to alter Cort's Communication Device!!! Love it!!! Have a great weekend!!! :)

Jana Eubank said...

Adorable! Leave it to you to cute it up! ;) So glad that Cort can continue to learn and grow with her device!

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

Great idea and so cute! Only a scrapbooker would think of that!

Rose Ann said...

I LOVE how you've personalized this, Michele!! So clever, and wonderful!!

ktstamps said...

This is a great story...thank you fo sharing. I love the way you talk about her, so full of love and peace. (And she is styling!) Have a great summer! kt

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

That's so cool that she can communicate better and is progressing. Your handy scrappy tag is awesome!!!
Have a wonderful summer,
~nance