• Ellie has cerebral palsy. She is included in a regular grade 1 class.
  • Ellie is always smiling and loves to laugh. She has a magnetic personality and loves to interact with others.
  • Like many of her peers, Ellie likes Hannah Montana. And she loves to go to the mall and shop!
  • Ellie uses speech and a computer with speech output to communicate (an MT4 from DynaVox).
  • We started to work with Ellie when she was 6 years old, the summer before she started grade 1. At that time, she knew some of her letters and sounds but she was not yet reading words.
  • In this video, Ellie is 8 years old. She is reading a book about Minnie Mouse independently and is answering written multiple choice questions about the story.
  • She is so proud to be a successful reader.
  • Visit the rest of the website to learn more about how Ellie learned to read. 

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Last Updated: August 31, 2012