Using ColorTec BigKey Keyboard
G. is an 8-year-old girl diagnosed with Chronic Non-Evolutionary Encephalopathy.
It presents an ataxic symptom type, requiring the assistance of an adult to perform
the different activities of here daily life. Evidence of muscle instability and weakness
at the level of the shoulder, elbow and hands.
It manages to dissociate the index finger.
She attends 4th grade, in a public school, with an integrative teacher.
Performs kinesiology therapies, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
She enjoys the interaction with others and her verbal comprehension allows her to
participate her daily life and carry out the different oral slogans proposed during
Her oral expression is severely compromised due to the presence of the
neuromuscular involvement of her basic motor picture and the presence of
concomitant verbal dyspraxia is suspected.
One of the fundamental objectives of its treatment is that the girl manages to
communicate in the most functional way possible with her environment: when she
wants, with whomever she wants and wherever she wants. For this, one of the goals
is to find tools that facilitate access to reading and writing and accompany it in its
acquisition process, considering that literacy provides the greatest freedom of
expression to people with important challenges in oral communication. Given its
difficulties in accessing manual typing, as well as the use of a conventional keyboard
or mouse, we proceed to evaluate and implement the use of:
This keyboard connects via USB (plug and play) to your Windows notebook in which
you have downloaded a software with Voice/Sound output.
This Software enables G. to have Voice/Sound feedback from her written
documents, allowing her to strengthen self-monitoring and self-correction.
After 2 months of treatment in an interdisciplinary way with Occupational Therapy,
Speech Therapy and its integrative teacher it is observed that the girl manages to
locate and satisfactorily press the vowels, the M and the P, being able to form
syllables with these graphemes as well as bisyllabic words with the combination of
She could also type her name on the keyboard.