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Ms. O. from Detroit MI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Communication Boards and More :)

Help me give my students the tools in order to communicate more effectively. The printer will ensure the symbols/pictures are clear and vibrant with color. The laminator will help protect their communication board.

  • $357 goal

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My Students

I am a speech-language pathologist working in Detroit Public Schools. I have the opportunity and privilege to work with some of the best students in DPS. I predominately work with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder or with a Cognitive Impairment. My students are fantastic! They are continuously working on building friendships, communicating using their voice, devices, or pictures/symbols, and building their community skills for when they graduate.

Each student I work with brings different strengths and attributes to share with their peers.

We incorporate a variety of materials, communication skills, and language strategies to increase expressive and receptive language. My students are truly incredible individuals that are always eager to take on a challenge.

My Project

A communication board is a must-have for students with limited verbal output. A communication board is a visual representation for students to better understand language and allows students to communicate with peers and adult.

These material will help my students to not only communicate and expand their language, it will also build their confidence.

The printer will have a huge impact on the communication board. Their current boards are black-and-white. With a color printer, the pictures/symbols can be colorful and more eye-catching. The laminator will allow the students to use the communication board all the time and across all settings without fear of ripping, tearing, or liquid spilling on it.

Ms. O.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson - WorkForce WF-2830 Wireless All-in-One Printer • Best Buy Education $69.76 1 $69.76
Epson - 212XL 4-Pack High-Yield - Black/Pigmented Black and Standard Capacity - Yellow/Cyan/Magenta Ink Cartridges • Best Buy Education $56.11 1 $56.11
Xyron 10-Feet Magnet/Laminate Refill Cartridge for ezLaminator (100128) • Amazon Business $26.68 2 $53.36
Xyron Ezlaminator (624672) • Amazon Business $51.20 1 $51.20
Epson - 212 2-Pack Standard Capacity - Black Ink Cartridges • Best Buy Education $38.72 1 $38.72

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