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Ms. Jean from Lawrence MA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Communicate, Express Yourself, Be an Interactive Part of the World!

Help me give my students the SuperTalker technology to be able to express themselves and to communicate!

  • $525 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are preschool and kindergarten children who have multiple disabilities and are medically fragile. While I have taught in Lawrence for twenty-six years, my class has moved to a lot of schools lately! My old building had a fire and we moved to a big school for a bit. This year, we are in an Early Childhood building. Since my students tend to "taste test" everything, I was unable to keep most of the materials from the school with the fire. I had to start from scratch for the unique needs of my students. Most function at an infant-toddler level. Some can crawl or pull to stand, while others have infant level motor functioning. Some have hearing and/or vision deficits. Most have medical issues. All are absolutely wonderful!

My Project

Communication is the most important component of my classroom curriculum. My students are severely disabled and have developmental, physical and medical issues. They can easily learn to be helpless. Communication is the key to helping them to be an active member of their community.

The SuperTalker FT from Ablenet is a great new device that can help my students begin to independently and spontaneously express themselves.

The machine can be programmed for each individual student's needs and abilities. It can start with only one or two options, then build to eight choices of words or phrases. Being introduced to this machine is just the beginning. Once they learn to communicate with a basic communication device, they can move on to more complex machines through their personal insurance that may last them a life time!

Giving a child who cannot vocalize the gift of communication is giving them the gift of a productive and satisfying life! Please help me to put my amazing and wonderful students on the path to success!

Ms. Jean
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SuperTalker FT • Ablenet $410.00 1 $410.00

Materials cost

$410.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$446.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.73

Total project goal

$524.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$524.88

4 Donors

-$444.88

Donations toward project cost

-$378.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.73

match offer

-$80.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$68.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

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$0.00

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