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Ms. Cruz from Bronx NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give My Students Words for Life

Help me give my students an app that provides the opportunity to communicate their wants, needs, desires, and emotions through augmentative and alternative communication.

  • $394 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in a Title 1 special education elementary school in the Bronx. I serve students in grades 1-5 with diverse communication needs. My school's classroom ratios are designated for students with Autism, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Speech and Language Impairment, and/or multiple disabilities. Ultimately, my students' teachers and I hope to give each and every child a way to communicate meaningfully, which would allow him or her to participate in everyday activities of daily living. For my non-verbal students, I collaborate with classroom teachers to develop our students' academic and social skills through the use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). Beginning learners use their symbols and devices to express their basic wants and needs, while more advanced learners practice commenting, turn-taking, answering questions, and expressing their joy, lust for learning and creativity!

My Project

LAMP - Words for Life is a communication app that allows nonverbal and/or unintelligible students to express themselves using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) via picture symbols and voice generation. A key strategy to teaching students how to use LAMP is Aided Language Stimulation (ALS). ALS is a strategy where a communication partner teaches the meaning of symbols on a device and models language by combining his or her own verbal output with a selection of vocabulary/picture symbols on the AAC device. As an SLP working with nonverbal and/or unintelligible students using LAMP, it is imperative that I have access to the program to become a proficient user who can model use for her students and facilitate their learning.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LAMP Words For Life • iTunes App Store $299.99 1 $299.99

Materials cost

$299.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$334.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.03

Total project goal

$393.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$393.52

4 Donors

-$345.00

Donations toward project cost

-$296.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.75

match offer

-$44.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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