“Duece” was brought to our attention by Nan Bridges of the Muscogee County School system. Hearing impaired since birth, DeJuan has had bilateral cochlear implants and does very well now with his social interactions and in school. Mathematics has long been a challenge for children with difficulty hearing because of the difficulty in watching the teacher speak while simultaneously writing down the equation. Even if the lecture is recorded, it is difficult for the student to match up the recorded lecture with the equation he or she has before them when they get home. With new iPad applications this queuing of the equation with the teacher’s explanation can occur much easily.
It was the learning about this technology by Ms. Bridges and then her bringing Duece to us that allowed Pedaling for Kids the privilege of providing an iPad and the new math application to help DeJuan. Ok Duece, we know you will soon be teaching all of us in math now!