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Ms. Anderson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Help Students With Multiple Disabilities Improve Their Communication Skills!

My students need switch-activated toys to improve their functional communication skills.

My Students

My school is a Title I school. One third of our students are experiencing housing instability or homelessness. 40% of our students receive special education services.

My students are receiving special education services to support their communication skills.

One third of my students use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to communicate - such as eye gaze, iPad apps, or through exchanging pictures with their communication partners. Due to motor impairments, many of these students cannot access more commonly used toys.

My Project

Many of the students that I work with have complex communication needs. Some foundational communication skills include understanding cause and effect, requesting "more" of something, and making choices. These switch-activated toys are accessible for students with severe motor impairments and will support the development of these foundational communication skills. Using switches provided by my district's assistive technology department, students can learn that pushing a button will make the toy move, or dance, or light up (the skill of understanding cause and effect). Students can request "more" of a toy by pushing a switch, which will automatically activate these types of toys.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FlagHouse Adapted Penguin • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
AbleNet 30050312 Switch Adapted Pony • Amazon Business $75.95 1 $75.95
Switch Adapted Talk and Sing Olaf From Frozen • Amazon Business $46.95 1 $46.95
Switch Adapted Lights and Sounds Butterfly Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99

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This project will reach 80 students.

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