Breaking the Silence: Non-verbal student speaks through technolo - myfoxcarolinas.com

Breaking the Silence: Non-verbal student speaks through technology.

Posted: Updated:
Charlotte, N.C. (WJZY) -- Nine-year-old Michael can only say one word: Ma. He calls for his "Ma" when he's frustrated or upset at school.

Michael attends Metro School uptown Charlotte. It focuses on educating special needs children.

Shelly Gresham, a second year educator, is Michael's teacher. She used to teach him using flash cards, but had little success. Shelly says he would look at the florescent lights in the classroom.

Recently, Shelly brought her iPad to class to use with Michael. She says there was an immediate switch. Michael now participates in lessons, advancing in his education.

Shelly uses a free app called ChoiceBoard Creator. It uses visual and auditory cues to lead the student through the lesson.

Share the technology you use with your children or classroom on Twitter or Facebook.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • A New Spot For Breakfast and Lunch in Myers Park

    A New Spot For Breakfast and Lunch in Myers Park

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:59:50 GMT
    A bowl full of coffee and a hash made with locally sourced purple potatoes. It's all part of the culinary scene at a new breakfast and lunch spot in Myers Park called Littlespoon.
    A bowl full of coffee and a hash made with locally sourced purple potatoes. It's all part of the culinary scene at a new breakfast and lunch spot in Myers Park called Littlespoon.
  • Smelly Sewer Issue in Gastonia

    Smelly Sewer Issue in Gastonia

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:10:05 GMT
    Residents say the sewer line leaves their neighborhood smelling foul. They've sent their complaints to Two Rivers Utilities about the spills and odor
    Residents say the sewer line leaves their neighborhood smelling foul. They've sent their complaints to Two Rivers Utilities about the spills and odor
  • Charlotte Stars in New York Times Feature

    Charlotte Stars in New York Times Feature

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:32:55 GMT
    If you only had 36 hours to spend in the Queen City, what would you do? Where would you eat? What would you want to see? That is the idea behind the New York Times '36 Hours' feature.
    If you only had 36 hours to spend in the Queen City, what would you do? Where would you eat? What would you want to see? That is the idea behind the New York Times '36 Hours' feature.
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices