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Ms. F.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Assistive Technology Can Help Me Have a Voice!

My students need a jelly bean switch and two sets of colored tap lights in order to help them begin to understand cause and effect and how they can communicate non-verbally.

My Students

I teach at Title I, elementary school in a rural area outside of Tucson, Arizona. Education funding in Arizona, like much of the country, is sub-par and while our basic needs are always met, but there isn't revenue for the extras that can make a difference in supporting students' special needs.

I teach students from grades K-6 who need extra Special Education support.

Many of them are non-verbal and have complex communication needs; others need support from occupational and physical therapy. Their disabilities vary from kids with autism, significant learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and even students with traumatic brain injuries. Many spend part of their day with me and part in the general education setting. Others are with me through the entirety of their day. I love are so affectionate, and I love to see the growth they make day to day and year to year.

My Project

I have a verity of students with varying communication needs. This would include students who are non-verbal, others who need to repeat a response from a teacher, and students who communicate through pointing while expressing their thought in a fragmented sentence (3-5 words). The Jellybean Switch will support non-verbal students in instructional centers focusing on basic reading and communication skills.

Color changing light switches can help my students understand cause and effect while also providing visual supports during transitions at center time.

These devices will allow the students in the K-6 Cluster Classroom to communicate with their peers in whole group and small group discussions. Furthermore, these devices promote independence and will help foster peer relations with their non-disabled peers when in a general education setting.

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JELLY BEAN TWIST • Amazon Business $64.95 1 $64.95
i-Zoom 5 Pack LED Accent Lights Color Changing Lights With Remote Wireless Puck Lights Battery Operated • Amazon Business $23.63 2 $47.26

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