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Ms. R. from Flushing NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Helping Children on the ASD Spectrum

My students need a netbook to use with engaging/interactive/educational software that are beneficial for children with autism.

  • $366 goal

This project expired on June 30, 2012.

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My Students

I am a speech therapist working with children on the ASD spectrum. In a room with 4 speech therapists, we only have one working desktop computer, and it doesn't even work all the time! My students always want to do work on the computer but I always have to tell them "no".

My student are children on the ASD spectrum who are in inclusion classrooms in the DOE.

They are hard-working, caring, amazing individuals. They attend speech therapy multiple times a week individually and/or in a group to work on social skills therapy and and other speech therapy needs they might need.

My Project

Having a laptop for my students with ASD to use on their own will be motivating, exciting, and worthwhile. With a netbook I can provide fun/interactive articulation therapy with computer programs to engage children. In addition, social skills group often focuses on "together" projects- writing scripts for an original play, writing letters together for a cause, brainstorming ideas together, etc. Having a computer to do such tasks on will expedite the process, make it easier and more fun to read, and keep the children engaged and motivated. In addition to using the computer with my students for educational reasons, I will be able to do my own data collection to track progress in a more effective way. I currently have to share the desktop in my room with 3 other therapists (when it works)!

You can help make a difference to these incredible children who work so hard each and every day.

They deserve to have the newest, updated technology in all areas of the school. The speech therapy materials are antiquated, and this technology will get them excited to come to a therapy that is so important for their continued success.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Toshiba Mini Netbook / Intel® Atom™ Processor / 10.1' Display / 1GB Memory - Blue • Best Buy $259.99 1 $259.99

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