What a profound moment.
In that instant I realised three things.
ONE: there was SO much more going on in her head than we realised.
TWO: the seemingly innocuous iPad had literally given us a gateway into her world, and given her a whole new way of showing us what she was thinking.
THREE: we are going to need two iPad.
Since we gave it to her she cannot be without it. It literally goes everywhere with her. I have been passionately promoting their use in schools ever since and have delighted in seeing pupils light up and love learning and showing what they know in ways we would not have thought possible.