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Ms. DARUWALA from New York NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Access to Communication and Education

Help me give my students an iPad where I can download communication and education applications to help work on their needs.

  • $478 goal

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My Students

I work in a middle school for special needs students. I have a combination of students that are placed in self-contained classes of 6 to 12 as well as students that are in an integrated program with general education classrooms. Most of my students come from low-income families and have very limited access to resources. In addition, most of them present with various academic and social challenges resulting from varied diagnosis such as Autism, Downs Syndrome, Intellectual disability and Learning disability.

Despite their challenges, my students use every resource provided to them to perform their best.

They are working on enhancing their reading, writing, listening, talking, walking, and daily living skills. Moreover, when the opportunity arises they are always willing to help their peers achieve their goals.

My Project

One of the many challenges that my students face is being able to communicate their needs and wants effectively. I have students that are non-verbal and some that have difficulty creating longer and complex sentences. Moreover, students also present with challenges with reading and writing, thus further limiting their ability to express themselves.

There are a variety of applications on the iPad that provide opportunities for individuals to communicate.

There are applications that help children use pictures to communicate or write/type words to communicate. There are also apps that help students read, write passages, and expand their language skills. These application provide an interactive and hands on approach to learning which makes it motivating for the students and thus increases their attention and engagement.

Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 37 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple 9.7-inch iPad Wi-Fi - 6th generation - tablet - 32 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
Targus - screen protector • Best Buy Education $20.05 1 $20.05
Targus 3D Protection Case - flip cover for tablet • Best Buy Education $20.00 1 $20.00

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