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Monica's Voice

(Source: Jason Weinstein)

Maine-Endwell speech language pathologist Kara Nunn has done more than develop Monica Enright's speech.

"My daughter Monica has a voice now because of her," said Monica's mother Claudia Enright.

16-year-old Monica has Floating-Harbor Syndrome, a genetic condition which effects the speech part of the brain. But before working with Nunn and an ipad three years ago, communication between Monica and her mom was limited.

"For years we spoke with sign but it was very little communication. Just the simple signs," said Claudia Enright.

But Monica's work with Nunn has made a world of difference.

"She now is able to tell me who her friends are. She now is able to tell me when she comes home what she did that day. She's now able to tell me what she wants to do, what she wants to eat, where she wants to go and she never gave up on my daughter, ever," said Claudia Enright.

Nunn sees dramatic results when working with children on computer tablets.

"Almost instantly. With Monica she's been in and out of different devices. She's had her iPad now for three years. With consistent routine and a lot of structure her gains are really attributed to the last two years of work," said Nunn.

Technology and tireless effort have helped Monica express her enthusiasm and spirit to the world.

"There's a lot for students who are non-verbal to express and say. I'm lucky enought to have the priviledge to work with Monica," said Nunn.

"I just have so much gratitude in my heart because I have a daughter and Monica has a voice," said Claudia Enright.

Monica Enright will age out of Kara Nunn's services when she turns 21. Claudia Enright hopes technology can help Monica improve her skills and that children with speech issues will continue to be able to work with people like Nunn so that other families can enjoy the dramatic progress they've experienced.

****In Endwell, Jason Weinstein, FOX 40 HD News****

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