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  • $838 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. B.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

iPad Technology for Children with Special Needs

My students need an iPad to help them with their speech and language goals.

My Students

Can you imagine what it is like to have difficulty with basic communication, expressing yourself or understanding others? This is the challenge many that my students face.

I work with 3 through 11-year-olds who have speech and language challenges.

Some of my children are non-verbal, some have difficulty with articulation, others have difficulty with expressive and receptive language. What's more, many of these students do not have access to technology that is critical in helping to overcome these challenges, despite the development of systems that are usually only available to schools that have greater resources.

My Project

Part of this technology gap can be covered by a high-tech solution that combines a multitude of applications for various learning opportunities, such as a tablet or iPad. Working with an iPad will encourage and help engage these students, who often need more visual, auditory, and tactile supports than other children. Various apps and individual programs on the iPad specifically support these areas of language and speech development, and will give these children the opportunity to thrive and make gains in areas which are most difficult for them. Certain apps help provide students visual and auditory models and in turn can help make speech and language fun. Working on basic communication can be a challenge. The iPad can make this a fun challenge for students who are frustrated or upset with their attempts to overcome their learning challenges.

Technology has advanced in ways that can help children with mild to severe learning difficulties overcome these obstacles with greater ease, but access to these technologies is not cheap.

By helping provide this device, I hope to improve the lives of a multitude of students for years to come.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® Wi-Fi - 3rd generation - tablet - iOS 5 - 32 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $555.67 1 $555.67
Apple® iPad® Smart Case - case for web tablet • Best Buy for Business $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$605.66

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$55.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$712.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$125.68

Total project goal

$837.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$837.84

3 Donors

-$631.95

Donations toward project cost

-$563.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.54

match offer

-$175.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

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