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Ms. Stofik from Jackson NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Preschool Team Become Switch Hitters!

My students need adaptive switch toys to teach them the foundational skills of cause and effect required for Augmentative and Alternative Communication use.

  • $445 goal

This project expired on July 18, 2018.

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My Students

Students in my school have a wide variety of disorders, syndromes, and disabilities ranging from Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Down Syndrome, Apraxia of Speech and other disabilities. Many of my students are at the early stages of developing cause/effect skills necessary to use an Augmentative Alternative Device (AAC). My students are nonverbal or language delayed as well as many having physical limitations which impact their ability to communicate independently. Although the ultimate goal for my students is all to become verbal communicators independently, many of them rely on technology and devices to "speak for them" at this time.

My Project

The items requested in my project are all adaptive switch toys, and the necessary battery interrupter pieces to turn other toys into switch activated toys. My students have a wide range of capabilities. However, for many of them we are just building the foundational cause/effect skills required for use of an augmentative and alternative communication device. These skills will help expand students' understanding of the relationship (cause and effect) of the switch paired to communication devices in the future. The switch toys will allow my students to control their environment and interact with toys they might otherwise be unable to use without assistance. These toys and devices will also be used by peers in the classroom to facilitate turn-taking and their social-emotional development through play.

These devices and toys will be both motivating and exciting for students to "activate" by hitting their switches.

Ms. Stofik
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 4 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AbleNet 30050319 Peek-A-Boo Bear • Amazon Business $99.90 1 $99.90
Switch Adapted Toy Wiggles The Sleepy Snoring Pig by AbleNet 30000032 • Amazon Business $89.90 1 $89.90
AbleNet 5" Big Red Twist Switch • Amazon Business $56.00 1 $56.00
Switch Adapted Baby Einstein Sing Along Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Steam Train Locomotive Engine Car Bubble Blowing Bump & Go Battery Operated Toy Train w/ Lights & Sounds • Amazon Business $21.18 1 $21.18
Bubble Machine for Kids Showin Automatic Bubble Blower Durable Bubble Maker (Blue 500 Colorful Bubbles per Minute Use 4 AA Battery Operated (not include) ) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Battery Interrupter for Adapted Toys, Size "AA" or "AAA" • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$342.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$378.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.72

Total project goal

$444.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$444.81

5 Donors

-$351.00

Donations toward project cost

-$305.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.15

match offer

-$84.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$72.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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