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Ms. Shimmy from Chicago IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

FINALLY ABLE to SPEAK- Pictures for Communication

Help me give my students printed pictures so they can have pictures to communicate!

  • $325 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a speech language pathologist, my students are mostly have limited verbal skills or are non-verbal. They have a lot to share but mostly use gestures or behaviors to communicate their wants and needs.

They use pictures to label items and communicate.

For example, if the student would like to use the bathroom they would select the picture and hand it to the teacher.

Having a system to communicate would truly change their lives- they would be able to share what they feel, want and need to say!

My Project

Since the students are limited verbally pictures are their access to communication. If I am able to make them books of pictures and they could use those to speak.

I would make multiple pictures representing items and words with velcro on the back.

They would velcro what they want on a velcro strip and hand it to the person they want speak with. For example, they may build the sentence " I need the bathroom" or " I want a snack".

Additionally, they could learn the names/ to label more items in their environment. The hope is that we ultimately make them a system to communicate.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson - Expression EcoTank ET-2750 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer - Black • Best Buy Education $241.92 1 $241.92

Materials cost

$241.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$275.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.63

Total project goal

$324.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$324.18

5 Donors

-$237.09

Donations toward project cost

-$201.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.56

match offer

-$87.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$74.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.06

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$0.00

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