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Ms. L. from Detroit MI is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Give Students a Voice!

Help me give my students these iPads, as our testing programs and apps are iPad based only.

  • $899 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm a Speech Language Pathologist for Detroit Public Schools Community District, and I service approximately 60 students ranging from pre-k to 5th grade. All students I services are diagnosed with a Speech and Language Impairment. Some students are diagnosed with other disabilities, such as Autism, Learning Disability, Cognitive Impairments, and Emotional Impairment, to name a few. Through speech and language intervention, we target a variety of skills, such as comprehension, social skills, speech sounds, and expressive language skills, in attempts to not only improve their academics, but to improve their overall communication skills.

Imagine having difficulty engaging in conversations with your friends at lunch, or not being able to express that you'd like to play tag at recess with your peers; this is what some children with a Speech and Language Impairment struggle with.

Having difficulty communicating can be very isolating, and can lead to more problems if it goes undiagnosed. Therefore, early identification and screening is paramount to a child's success in life. All the children that I service have a love for social engagement, expressing themselves and having their desires understood and met to the best of our abilities.

My Project

Gone are the days where everything was hand-written and paper-based. With technological advancements, evaluating, progress monitoring, and therapy for students is going paperless. Although there are cons to going paperless, there are also several advantages. Evaluating students electronically (through apps only available to apple products) allows for less materials and easier access to materials, faster testing time, and computer generated reports and calculations of scores with various displays of data (graphs, charts etc), and goals. By decreasing testing and report-writing time, more students are able to be evaluated throughout the year, which supports early intervention!

Not being able to speak is not the same as having nothing to say.

Luckily, there are several apple-based apps that target speech sounds and expressive/receptive language skills, and automatically collect data, generate reports, and document overall growth towards the child's goals. Busy-Bee Articulation, for example, allows students to record themselves producing various words with target speech sounds and compare their productions to a standard production. Auditory feedback is proven to improve productions of speech sounds. Proloquo2go, is a symbol-based apple-app that helps users learn how to express themselves through pictures when they are unable to communicate verbally. Without ipads specifically, these children will not reap the benefits of electronic testing and of all apple-based apps like these two.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Silver • Best Buy Education $329.99 2 $659.98
iPad Keyboard Case for New 2018 iPad, 2017 iPad, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Air 1 and 2 – BT Backlit Detachable Quiet Keyboard – Slim Leather Folio Cover – 7 Color Backlight – Apple Tablet (9.7, Gold) • Amazon Business $43.97 1 $43.97
HDE Case for iPad Air - Kids Shockproof Bumper Hard Cover Handle Stand with Built in Screen Protector for Apple iPad Air 1 - 2013 Release 1st Generation (Blue) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$722.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$763.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$134.78

Total project goal

$898.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$898.56

10 Donors

-$539.74

Donations toward project cost

-$466.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.46

match offer

-$350.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$297.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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