LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The families of six elementary school children who face special challenges received assistive-technology devices on Tuesday.
The devices were distributed through the Spalding enTECH Lending Library, through the support of a grant from Kosair Charities.
The assistive-technology gifts being distributed provide therapeutic, educational and sensory benefits and may help with communication and speech. They include a Buddy Bike, in which child can ride a bicycle along with a parent.
For Heather Banover’s child, getting a buddy bike is a way to enjoy life and spend time with his family.
“It was around $2,100 when I priced the bike and so insurance doesn’t cover things like that because it’s not durable medical equipment," Banover said. "And so I knew that, as far as our family of five, we could not afford that without the blessings of Kosair Charities.”
Other gifts presented included Apple iPads, which have a range of apps designed for children with special needs; and a Tobii Dynavox Eye Gazedevice, which uses eye tracking technology to help generate speech.