Cheeks says it was thanks to Osmo that all changed.
"One of the turning points was kind of using Osmo and getting her to laugh and enjoy school," said Cheeks.
Orona Valdez and her classmates don't see these tablets as video games, but they really are. But what makes these games different is that they're teaching the children. Cheek's students are learning basic coding, math problems, creative drawing, and solving tangram puzzles.
On top of the educational games, Cheeks saw how Orona Valdez would ask her friends for help, before coming to him. This made him very proud.