In December 2017, Hollie’s parents reached out to Variety requesting support for Hollie to have sessions with a Speech and Language Pathologist. When Hollie entered Kindergarten in the fall of 2017 there were concerns about her development including her speech and processing language. Hollie and her family reside in rural Manitoba where there is unfortunately no access to a Speech and Language Pathologist. 

With the help of her school, it was decided Hollie could utilize the services of TinyEYE Therapy. Similar to traditional on site therapy, TinyEye online therapy enables students to visit a therapy room and meet the same therapist every week. During the online sessions, TinyEYE therapists deliver learning experiences that are highly engaging and with online activities. As students go through the therapy process the technology becomes invisible; it is like the therapist is sitting in front of them.

With Variety’s assistance, Hollie has had speech sessions on a weekly basis with her TinyEYE Therapist since January 2018. There is a computer set up for her in an area of her school where she can complete her lessons. “She has made excellent progress, although there is still a need for her to continue with more support. Her articulation errors will increase difficulty with reading, speaking and spelling if they aren’t addressed.” 

This school year Variety will continue supporting Hollie to access the services of TinyEYE so she can make even more progress!

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