Fran

September 05, 2016

Fran

Fran is an eighty-five year old woman that had a stroke 40 years ago and lost movement in her limbs but has head movement. She wants to be able to write to her grandchildren who live in a different state. Fran used a mouth stick to point to letters and numbers on a sheet of paper but is moving into the 21st  century by using a Safe Laser System. Since she is not able to talk we found an app that says what she types into the Safe Laser System. Part of my job as the client advocate is going to Fran’s house every couple of weeks and helping her learn the system a little bit at a time, so it’s not overwhelming all at once. She’s never used a computer before, but has dedicated herself in learning to use the Safe Laser System to write to her grandchildren. The best part of working with Fran is seeing her learn the system and get better at it every time I see her.  Now that Fran is provided with the right system, she is able to write to her grandchildren.