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Advancements in technology help Sunflower clients communicate

Mary Bieker, SLP, right, explains an iPad function to young Kadin White, as Mish Prosser, special education teacher, looks on. White is a Lincoln School third-grader who has greatly enhanced his communication skills as a result of guidance from Bieker and Prosser, and the iPad donated by the Sunf...

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When Eric Zamora received his iPad last year, his ability to communicate was enhanced many fold. But in the near future, it could get even better.

Zamora is a client of Sunflower Diversified Services, which serves infants, toddlers and adults with developmental disabilities in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford counties. The non-profit agency celebrated its 45th anniversary last year.

The next device for Zamora could be a DynaVox Maestro, which is the "latest and greatest" in communication aids, said Glennda Drescher, Sunflower chief marketing officer. Zamora has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

"It allows people with limited dexterity, such as ...


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