In early December Mette Bluhme a special education teacher in Aalborg Denmark was honored by the Councilman and Mayor Elect Thomas Kastrup-Larsen of Aalborg for her use of MyTalk with the children of Aalborg.
The award reads:
The municipality of Aalborg
Disability Award 2013-12-09
Receives a work of art
and a cash award
for her special efforts serving the needs of the disabled.
The award was made to Mette based on extraordinary devotion using MyTalk in her role as an educator for those with special needs. Mette customized MyTalk to make it usable in Denmark and devoted her personal time to customize MyTalk for every child.
Mette’s enthusiasm and passion has given each of the children she supports the opportunity to be included in activities for the first time. She has also given them the opportunity to express themselves. Her kids light up because they can now participate.
But she has not stopped with the children, Mette has used her knowledge and technical skills to support colleagues and other professionals who are bringing MyTalk to others outside of her classroom.
We are very proud of the ultimate customizability of MyTalk. MyTalk is the palette and the canvas for the professional support community. Through their creativity and artistry comes engagement, and without engagement nothing else matters. Meet Mette, a MyTalk Artist. Thanks Mette for seeing the opportunities and for changing lives. We are proud to be a tool in your tool box.
A link to the new article in the Danish press:
And the translation of that article, courtesy of Google Translate:
SVENSTRUP : So is the winner of Aalborg Municipality disability rate in 2013 found. It was Mette Bluhme , who is a teacher in special education classes at Svenstrup School , where she uses and develops the American communications program MY Talk Tools.
Mette gets among other things the price of its unique passion to provide each student the opportunity to express themselves . The prize includes a check for 5,000 euros and it was presented by Councilman Thomas Kastrup -Larsen (S)
- It gives me great pleasure to present disability rate 2013 to Mette Bluhme for her enthusiasm and the work she performs every day to give people with disabilities the opportunity to express themselves .
Mette Bluhme bådet has been involved in the use and development " MY Talk Tools" for Ipad . She has adapted the U.S. program for Danish conditions and in her spare time , she corresponded extensively with the American author of the program.
Her enthusiasm for the program installed and develop by Danish standards has had a knock-on effect on each individual student and teacher, then opened up a more inclusive. Although the artificial language has its limitations, this has had a positive impact on student participation in class. In addition, she is with her knowledge and technical ability of the program a good supporter of his colleagues and other professionals.
The App Store now has a MyTalk version for schools with 2 Acapela languages built in.
Go to our purchase page to compare the MyTalk Apps. Column 3 'Mobile + Speech' is our version designed for schools with 2 languages built in.
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