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  • $619 goal

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Mrs. Videll
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

iCan Communicate! Speech-Language Therapy needs iPad!

My students need an iPad and case to promote and improve articulation, expressive and receptive language, fluency, and social skills.

My Students

"...I have a right to be heard! I have a voice!" -The King's Speech

The 58 children on my speech-language therapy caseload are an amazing group.

They are extremely diverse and come from rich cultures and backgrounds. Many of these students are learning English as a second language and come from homes that speak a variety of languages, including Spanish, Mongolian, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Ethiopian. The school is Title I and serves a low-income population and neighborhood and some of the children don't have access to technology at home. The students on my caseload have been diagnosed with Autism, cognitive delays, speech and language disorders, and other developmental delays. Some of the students are learning their sounds while others are learning how to sequence, retell a story, or use pronouns. Others might be learning how to use skills such as easy onset to help control and monitor stuttering. All of these skills are essential for an appropriate and accessible education. These children are passionate and deserve every tool possible to succeed.

My Project

An iPad in my therapy room will provide these children with a unique opportunity that they may not have access to otherwise. This technology can greatly increase the communication skills of children seen for therapy. Hundreds of apps can be downloaded that can monitor data, practice skills, generalize goals, and act as a motivational tool. Additionally, many features of the iPad are ideal for speech therapy, such as digital voice recording capability for biofeedback. Augmentative and Alternative Communication can be created and accessed on the pad for students who have Autism, are nonverbal, or need additional communication support.

At the end of the day, speech-language therapy provides foundational skills needed to succeed in the classroom, social situations, and eventually, vocational settings.

By providing an exciting, engaging tool to improve speech and language skills, we are able to help change the lives of 58 children this year alone. Please join me in making a difference. Thank you for your kindness, generosity, and time.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® with Retina display Wi-Fi - 4th generation - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $399.99 1 $399.99
Apple® iPad® Smart Case - case for web tablet • Best Buy for Business $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$449.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$526.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.84

Total project goal

$618.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$618.94

9 Donors

-$563.65

Donations toward project cost

-$483.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.05

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 58 students.

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