The battling five-year-old from Hartlepool may be suitable for a new device which will help her communicate with the outside world for the first time.
And in a second twist, the Springwell Primary School pupil is in the running for the second year in succession for a Pride of Hartlepool award.
It’s the latest in some major new developments for Talia who has tackled epilepsy, brain cysts and numerous respiratory problems in her short life.
Late last year, she took her first steps helped along by her physiotherapists. It was a wonderful boost for her parents Clair, 39, and Brendan, 37.
But now comes another potential development.