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Mrs. Miller from Neosho MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun and Games in Speech Therapy

My students need games to increase their receptive and expressive language.

  • $200 goal

This project expired on August 23, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I serve approximately 60 students in a rural, high poverty area in Southwest Missouri. My school includes children from many cultures including a large migrant population. They face many challenges in and out of the classroom. Some students begin school lacking basic skills necessary for future language acquisition and intelligible communication.

My students come to me with language and speech deficits.

I work in an area where many kids have not been exposed to vocabulary and language learning opportunities. Fun games and picture cards as well as manipulatives make learning challenging skills easier for my students. Hands-on-activities help enhance their speech and language skills and they think we are just playing.

My Project

Board games are good tools to facilitate conversation and language while in speech. Each game will encourage students to practice taking turns, asking and answering questions, describing objects, practicing skills such as fluent speech and articulation, and most importantly, enjoying themselves doing it. Games like Sneaky Snacky Squirrel and Catch the Fox provide good practice working with peers and cooperating within a group, further equipping students with appropriate social skills for the regular classroom also. Rather than sitting the children at a table to complete a worksheet, each student is engaged in the activity such as Super Duper Fishing which is working on multiple speech and language goals at once. Games give students the chance to have some power to choose which activity will motive them; therefore, their time in speech therapy is more meaningful.

Playing games as a form of targeting speech and language goals will provide a richer learning experience for my students.

Games provide practice on their goals in a more natural setting which encourages and facilitates carryover. Most importantly, they will have an opportunity to truly enjoy learning while getting the practice they need to be successful.

Mrs. Miller
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Super Duper Verbs Photo Fish Magnetic Game • Quill.com $39.94 1 $39.94
Green Toys Build-a-Bouquet Floral Arrangement Playset - BPA Free, Phthalates Free, Creative Play Toys for Gross Motors, Fine Motor Skill Development. Toys and Games • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Ideal What's In Ned's Head Game • Amazon Business $21.78 1 $21.78
Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Card Game • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Outfoxed! Game Board Game • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
Goliath Catch the Fox Game (4 Player) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59

Materials cost

$137.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$169.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.87

Total project goal

$199.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$199.11

1 Donor

-$199.11

Donations toward project cost

-$169.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.87

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$0.00

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