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Ms. Maria from Staten Island NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Every Child Deserves a Voice

Help me give my students a form of communication to express themselves effectively

  • $1,311 goal

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My Students

I am a speech therapist working in a Title I low income elementary school with children with special needs. My students are diagnosed with: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down's Syndrome and Intellectual Disability. They have complex communication needs. They are nonverbal or minimally verbal, making it extremely difficult for them to effectively communicate with others. Therefore, my students rely on alternative modes of communication such as voice output devices to help make their wants and needs known. Without the use of apps and visual supports from an iPad, my students struggle to connect with their teachers and peers as well as communicate their wants and needs.

These devices allow for my students to find their voice!

Technology gives my students a voice.

My Project

iPads are not only so motivating and fun for my students, but they provide multiple ways to expose them to literacy, comprehension, and academic tasks through various apps. There are also communication apps that can give my students a voice to say, “I need help” with the press of a button. These devices allow for my students to communicate in various ways. Not only will these devices aid in communication, they will help to decrease frustration in students. By giving access to voice output devices in the classroom my students will not only be able to communicate their needs but also engage with one another in a meaningful way. Just because our students don't talk, doesn't mean they don't have something to say!

Ms. Maria
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 50 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $330.00 3 $990.00
New iPad 9.7 2018/2017 Case,SXTech Three Layer Heavy Duty Soft Silicone Bumper Case with 360 Rotatable Stand Hand Strap & Shoulder Strap for Apple iPad 5th/6th Generation/Air 2/ Pro 9.7-Green • Amazon Business $25.99 3 $77.97

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