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Mrs. Lewis from Los Gatos CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Computer Software Engages Special Needs Students

My students need interactive computer learning software to go with the new student computers that our district just bought for us

  • $561 goal

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My Students

What would you do if you can learn only when all of your senses are involved? That is the case with our class of developmentally disabled students. Computer learning offers the bright colors, clear graphics and tactile stimulation that engages them and enables them to learn best.

Our students range in age from 10 to 13.

The large majority of our students come from families of poverty and do not have computer access at home. They are in a special day class for severely handicapped students in a public middle school and are mainstreamed for one period a day. Our students range in reading ability from the majority being at pre-primer level to one or two students being at lower 1st grade reading level. Each student has a learning program designed especially for their individual abilities and needs. It is a challenge to keep all of them engaged and attentive throughout the day as we attempt to teach them functional academics and introduce them to the world in which they live.

My Project

The packet of computer software that I am requesting for our classroom includes K-1 reading level discs that teach reading, science and math through interactive activities. Some of these activities teach about self and family, community and the world around us.

It is invaluable to our students to have an opportunity to learn important skills in a manner that suits their specific needs.

This computer software is bright, exciting and appropriate for our students. It has the ability to totally engage our students in such a way that they will retain what they learn through it.

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This project will reach 11 students.

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EG270X - Nonfiction Leveled Readers Interactive CD-ROM Libraries - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning $399.00 1 $399.00

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