Mrs. Eileen Cangemi and Mrs. Rebecca Schaeffer of Conover School set out to fulfill a goal of providing all students, regardless of their disability, the ability to have access to read and verbalize their wants, needs, likes, dislikes and access the curriculum more innovatively and independently. Through an Innovative Grant, they were able to obtain a Mantra Lingua PENpal. PENpal enables users to record speech on stickers. Once the pen touches the sticker the speech is played for the student to hear. Stickers hold up to 45 minutes of data and are re-recordable.
Some of the things that PENpal has been used to empower students to do include:
- IEP Goals
- Joke Books