My students are amazing! They are eager to learn and participate in new activities, however lack of experiences and materials will hold them back. They have a difficulty time connecting with traditional books and need books adapted.
My students are 5 to 14 years old but are all functioning on preschool level academically.
All of my students have limited social skills and have significant language deficit in expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language skills. My students are often frustrated because they cannot communicate their needs and wants. Many times they struggle to keep up with the other students because they do not speak and cannot participate in the same ways. I work tremendously hard to expose them to as many experiences within my means, however this is getting harder and harder.
My students are diagnosed with intellectual disability and autism. They learn and respond positively to curriculum that is visual, kinesthetic and allows them to practice their skills repeatedly.
My students have a very difficult time accessing the content in books. A binding machine and coils will help myself and all of their teachers make laminated book with velcro pieces to help the students access their curriculum. My students are non-verbal and do not engage with materials, books, technology or toys in the typical ways. By getting a binding machine and binding coils we will be able to make books to individualize to each students educational needs and this will also make them more durable so that they can be used for a long time. We will help them access all of the content they need to learn.
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