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Kaylee was unable to speak when she first started pre-school. With the help of Maria Fareri, a Speech Therapist at HeartShare Kiwanis First Step Program, Kaylee started using sign language. Next, Kaylee learned how to use a communication device. “It’s become her voice,” her mother Krystle explained. “Kaylee has learned to communicate her needs and wants with this device, which is customized to her interests and family life. Kaylee is more comfortable with her peers and I’m welcomed here anytime,” said her mom, who is a familiar face to the other kids on the playground.