Our TV Interview

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Registered: 10-21-2003
Our TV Interview
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Wed, 10-20-2004 - 2:39pm
We had the interview for TV today. It will be aired on Friday October 29th on ATV's (channel 9..in NS) Live at 5. I asked the producer if there was a webcast available and unfortunately there isn't. But the interview did go well, and they emailed me some questions that they were going to ask so we had some eyegaze overheads made up and ALicia got to answer all by herself. She got SO excited because this was a person who had never met her before and they knew what she was saying, without any help from Mom!!! THey also taped us using the step by step to read a book (I turned the pages and Alicia "read" the book courtesy of her switch), and they watched Alicia read a book off the computer, with scanning. They got Alicia to spell her name using her eye gaze board and she answered yes no questions with her eyes. Then they interviewed me (yecch!) about what we wanted for ALicia in the future with communication (total independance was my answer), how expensive the devices were, what we liked about the hospital ans such...you know the mushy stuff. Alicia worked really hard for the camera, and now the Professionals know just how long she can work...I forsee long sessions in the future, no more breaks after 10 minutes like she tries to get!LOL All in all the interview went really well, so hopefully we'll look ok on the glube tube!
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 10-20-2004 - 3:17pm

Shelley!

 


 



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Registered: 02-19-2004
Thu, 10-21-2004 - 9:15pm

Hi Shelley!