Tonight when I was cooking dinner, Clay brought over Marty and put it on the stool he usually stands on when he helps me cook. He sat on the floor at my feet and got to work using a few new features we discovered about the SMART brailler. First, we changed MARTYs voice. Trying out the different voices drove our dog Pearl crazy. There are two female voices and one male voice (Ryan). We settled on Ryan. Then, we discovered an "app" program for quizzing the braille user on letters and words. This was much more fun for Clay to do than to have me standing there telling him what to type. And, he was very pleased with the "good work" response after each correct answer and then at the end the cheering that came with his 100% score. This is a great tool for teaching him to spell and braille at the same time.
Clay has camp at his elementary school for the next two weeks, and he will bring along MARTY for his braille lessons. Then the brailler will be off to the sixth, and final child in the testing program.