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Mrs. Alicia Vaughan from Loudonville OH is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Independently Self Regulating!

Help me give my students more calming and sensory items! A lot of my students need sensory input and it requires a 2 person process. With some of these materials we can allow students to self-regulate independently.

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  • $160 still needed
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  • $160 still needed

My Project

Students in the self-contained classroom at the Budd school have various disabilities and abilities. Each student has some sort of emotional or sensory need, and it hinders their ability to focus in the classroom. We have a variety of materials and processes that we can use to help each student. A lot of the materials we have are for adults to use with the students. Getting more materials that can be used independently will give these students independence and control over their bodies.

Students who are sensory seeking need a heavy input "diet" and these materials will allow students to give themselves input to be successful without waiting for an adult.

This type of control and independence is important to foster at such an early age so they can see how to make themselves successful. It provides the with the power to believe in themselves and not always rely on an adult to help their bodies.

The plan is to showcase items students can use outside of school to help them regulate. These massagers, body socks, and light covers are simple items that can be used in any setting such as classrooms, bedrooms, and future work offices. Using them in the classroom will help build that association and give power back to the students.

Mrs. Alicia Vaughan
Grades 3-5
  • Budd Elementary School
  • Loudonville, OH
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

    This project will reach 5 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Massagers for Neck and Back Pain Relief,Great Gifts for Women/Men/Dad/Mom Birthday,Shiatsu Shoulder Foot Massager with Heat,Deep Tissue Massage Pillow for Body Muscle Kneading • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
OUTREE Sensory Body Sock for Kids, Full Body Sock Provides Deep Pressure Input, Relaxing Sensory Toys for Autistic Children with A Carrying Bag (Medium 47''27'' Blue) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
GlareShade Fluorescent Light Covers for Ceiling Lights (2 Count) Easy Install Magnetic Light Filters for Classroom and Office Provide Relief from Glare, Headaches, and Eyestrain Ocean Blue • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
Special Supplies Sensory Brush Therapressure Therapy Brush for Occupational and Sensory Brushing, 6 Pack, Stimulating and Calming Tools for Kids and Adults, Soft Flexible Bristles, Latex Free • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Homedics Alpha Mini Handheld Massager, Vibrating Electric Massager with Comfort Grip, Batteries Included, Assorted Color • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94

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