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Ms. Jacie from Gretna LA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Communication Station: Enabling Students to Communicate Through Personalized Adapted Materials

Help me give my students a Cricut and a color printer to help make adapted materials to support their emerging communication skills in speech therapy, in the classroom, and in their social lives.

  • $652 goal

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My Students

My kiddos are amazing. They are curious, inquisitive learners who want to not only improve how they communicate in the speech therapy room, but also in their classrooms, on the playground, at home, and everywhere else they go in the world. The majority of my students are from culturally diverse backgrounds and are from low-income households.

Many of my students have special needs that impact their ability to effectively communicate with the world around them.

Communication does not just impact them academically. Their inability to effectively communicate impacts them socially and emotionally as well.

My students would greatly benefit from having personalized adapted materials that they can use in the speech room, in the classroom, in the hallway, on the playground, at home, and out in the community to help them effectively communicate their basic wants and needs, as well as their social and emotional wants and needs.

My Project

Being able to communicate is one of the most important rights in the world. As the only Speech therapist in a school for students who present with great communication needs, I am looking to gain new materials such as a Cricut, a colored printer, laminating sheets, Velcro, and binders that will help me create and adapt personalized materials such as communication boards, Picture Exchange Communication system (PECS) boards, and toys and books that can be adapted to fit each student's personal communication needs. The majority of my students have communication exceptionalities that make it difficult for them to communicate in ways that most of the world can understand.

Using personalized materials, such as communication boards and PECS boards, not only helps my students to communicate their basic wants and needs, but also helps them to participate socially in their environment and reduce frustration towards communicating, as well.

Additionally, I am looking for to add sensory items to my class like the monkey noodle,s braille cubes, and braille dots to make therapy more adaptive for my visually impaired students. Everyone deserves a chance to communicate in a way that best fits them whether it be words, pictures, gestures, or signs. These materials will help my students communicate in ways that fit them best.

Ms. Jacie
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
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine Bundle Iron On Vinyl Pack Tools Pen Design Beginner Guide • Amazon Business $289.99 1 $289.99
HP DeskJet 2655 All-in-One Compact Printer, HP Instant Ink & Amazon Dash Replenishment ready - Noble Blue (V1N01A) • Amazon Business $39.89 1 $39.89
Samsill Economy 3 Ring View Binders, 1 Inch Round Ring, Customizable Clear View Cover, Black, Bulk Binders - 12 Pack • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Strenco 2 Inch Adhesive Black Hook and Loop Tape - 5 Yards - Heavy Duty Strips - Sticky Back Fastener • Amazon Business $12.92 2 $25.84
4x4 Pocket 3D Braille Cube, Braille Learning Tool Learning Device Handable Size,Braille IQ Games Toys • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack, Clear (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $22.79 1 $22.79
Bump Dots for Visually Impaired - 106PC Combo Pack with Assortment of Colors, Shapes and Sizes - Made in USA. Low Vision Aids Braille Stickers Raised Tactile Dots for Elderly, Blind • Amazon Business $10.97 2 $21.94
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98

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