A ten-year-old boy from Wiltshire has learnt to communicate using just his eyes - despite being told by doctors he would never be able to.
Jonathan Bryan from Chippenham is so profoundly disabled that the only way he can properly communicate is by moving his eyes.
He was born with cerebral palsy after his mother was severely injured in a car crash when pregnant.
His parents were told he had profound and multiple learning difficulties. He was not taught to read and write at school until his mother stepped in, unlocking a chatty, articulate personality which had been waiting to be set free.
Jonathan's eye movements are subtle, but his mother and carers can recognise them, enabling them to spell out his answers letter by letter.
Our correspondent Ken Goodwin had the following conversation with the ten-year-old, using the letter board:
So Jonathan what is it like to be able to talk to your family and friends?
"It is wonderful to tell them I love them".
What was school like before you knew how to do this?
"Special school was boring and I felt like a bird in a cage".
Jonathan writes his own blog and has started a petition to persuade the Government to campaign for a better education for severely disabled young people.