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Ms. S. from Washington DC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Communication For Non-Verbal Students

The cost of this proposal is $553, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>

  • $553 goal

This project expired on March 31, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach a class of pre kindergarten aged students with special needs in an elementary school. My students disabilities include autism, mental retardation (Down Syndrome and Fragile X), ADHD and emotional disturbances. All of my students struggle with speech and each receives therapy. Even with this, several of my students are non-verbal and struggle with the most basic communication. Please consider funding a PECS system for our classroom. PECS stands for Picture Exchange Communication System. PECS was originally developed for students with autism and is now used with individuals with a wide variety of communicative disorders. The most unique aspect of PECS is that it teaches children to initiate communication. This past year (I will have the same students this next year) we used a "homemade" version of PECS that was effective but extremely limited. Your generous donation will help purchase the PECS pictures, communication books, and more. My children and I appreciate your donation.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PECS DVD $64.95 1 $64.95
PECS Training Manual $49.95 1 $49.95
PECS Laminated Pictures $43.95 1 $43.95
Pics for PECS CD $42.95 1 $42.95
PECS Communication Books $31.95 4 $127.80
Extra Insert Page for Large Book $7.95 8 $63.60

Materials cost

$393.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$453.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.52

Total project goal

$552.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$552.88

3 Donors

-$468.36

Donations toward project cost

-$453.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$84.52

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$0.00

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