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Ms. Smith from Holden LA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Communication for All Students

Help me give my students the tools they need to learn how to communicate efficiently in an environment that is conducive to their unique learning styles.

  • $503 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a speech therapist so my students range from the age of 3 to 21. Most of my students struggle with either learning disabilities, autism, Down syndrome, articulation deficits, language disorders, multiple medical issues, cognitive impairments or multiple combinations of these impairments. My students are all very eager to learn how to communicate effectively and efficiently. My students want the independence that comes with being able to communicate their wants and needs and each of them have the potential to do just that! To hear a child speak his first word is like no other feeling in this word.

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting for my students already have a "home." In other words, I know exactly where everything will go. We just need your help in getting everything through our door! The large sensory balls, sensory bean bags, and sensory materials will be split into two different classrooms, our Pre-k and high school significant disabilities classrooms. They will be placed in our “calm down centers” so when our students get overwhelmed they can put themselves in the “calm down center” for self stimulation to calm sensory overload. The activities ordered will give the students hands-on learning experiences so they not only hear the information about basic concepts but they can also see them, touch them, and manipulate them to make these concepts more concrete. The visual timer will be used so that my students know how much work time they have left before they get a break. This helps them better understand the concept of time and helps create a more rigorous schedule to keep them on task. Detailed scheduling is essential for students with disabilities so they know what to expect and what is excepted of them and helps overall academic learning. All the materials I have requested can also help stimulate communication and language skills. These materials will be used both in the students’ daily classrooms and by me as their Speech Therapist to enhance speech and language learning and communication skills.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 4 $67.96
PP716 - Tilt & Turn Liquid Sensory Windows • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE930X - Early Language Activity Boxes - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
RR751 - Bristle Builders® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP182 - Light-Up Countdown Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG369 - Touch & Read CVC Words Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP949 - Positional Words Resource Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC528RG - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP508 - Sensory Star Beanbags - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$359.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$426.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.31

Total project goal

$502.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$502.07

1 Donor

-$502.07

Donations toward project cost

-$426.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.31

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$0.00

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