- Krista has multiple challenges, including a hearing impairment, a visual impairment, and a motor impairment. She also has a tracheostomy.
- Krista has a dynamic personality. She makes everyone smile.
- Like many of her peers, she loves Zac Efron from High School Musical and Zack and Cody from the Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
- She uses sign approximations and a computer with speech output (a Mercury with Speaking Dynamically Pro software). Because of her hearing impairment, she does best when others sign as they talk.
- We started to work with Krista when she was 8 years old. At that time, she was in a special education class at school and was not receiving literacy instruction.
- Watch this video of Krista at 9 years of age. She is independently reading a personalized book about a summer adventure with Zac Efron.
- She is so excited to be a reader!
- Visit the rest of the website to learn more about how Krista learned to read stories independently.
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Last Updated: August 31, 2012