Joyce Tan (BEd DipPsych MSpEd) is a teacher of the deaf from the Royal Deaf and Blind Children, Australia's largest non-government provider of education, therapy and cochlear implant services for children and adults with vision or hearing loss. She assists her students develop spoken language and listening skills through the use of assistive hearing devices and provides them with access to the NSW curriculum through differentiated activities based on their individual needs in the classroom. Joyce believes in the explicit teaching of numeracy concepts and skills using evidence-based research strategies to guide her teaching.