Hello. My name is Abby. I'm eight years old and I was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome when I turned two. My parents work hard to help me make sense of the world around me and this blog is meant to help others understand my world and my journey with Rett Syndrome.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Decision time

We have finally decided which eye gaze communication device we are going to get for Abby.  We have had a brief trial of the Dynavox, a month with the Eco2, and couple of weeks with the Tobii.  It wasn't easy to get a test of all 3, but our SLP begged and pleaded until the rep. just let us borrow one.  The Dynavox was not a good fit for her at all.  I don't know if it was her glasses or just the device itself, but we couldn't get it to do much of anything while it was here.  She did great with the Eco2 and I really like the language system.  The Tobii is also nice.  It was easy to set up and calibrated to her very quickly.  There are lots of girls who are having success with both the Tobii and the Eco2, so I wanted to be sure that we got the one the Abby would be most successful with.  Finally, after much deliberation, we have decided to submit our paperwork for the Eco2.  Abby really did better with it than the others, and I think it will do everything that we need it to do for her.  I hope now that we have done the trials, the purchase will go smoothly.    


  1. Woohoo! I hope the rest of the process goes smoothly!

  2. wonderful news! we are still "trialing" the Tobii P10 (or is it the C10?) that we are borrowing from the district. Im hoping that soon we will be submitting paperwork for our OWN too!! yay abby!