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Ms. Simnowitz from Brooklyn NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Mealtime!

My students need adapted feeding equipment in order to eat and drink in a safe manner. They are working on learning how to feed themselves and to be as independent as possible.

  • $369 goal

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My Students

My students are classified as multiply handicapped. They are diagnosed with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, or other developmental/language/communication disorders. Some of the students are non-verbal and dependent on others for most activities of daily living.

My students attend a special needs high school in Brooklyn, New York.

Most of the students come from a low socio-economic background.

Despite their various disabilities, my students enjoy coming to school and participating in any way they can. They can be successful with adapted materials and equipment (i.e., feeding equipment, communication devices).

My Project

I am a speech therapist and I work with students who have feeding and swallowing difficulties. My students require adapted feeding utensils in order to eat in a safe manner. If a student is fed from a staff member, they require an appropriate spoon. If a student is learning to feed themselves, they may require adapted utensils to learn to scoop food onto a spoon or to use adapted cups with handles.

My students need the most appropriate feeding equipment in order for them to eat or feed themselves in a safe manner.

I want my students to enjoy eating during their mealtimes.

I will work in conjunction with the Occupational Therapist and classroom staff in order to identify the most appropriate feeding equipment for our students.

Ms. Simnowitz
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sammons Preston Deluxe Built-Up Handle Offset Spoon, Right Hand, 6.5" Long, Stainless-Steel Easy-Hold Utensil with Removable Soft Molded Foam Grip, Aid for Eating with Limited Range of Motion in Wrist • Amazon Business $14.00 5 $70.00
Homecraft Lightweight Foam-Handled Cutlery Spoon, Limited Grasp Aid Eating Utensils for Children, Adults, Elderly, and Handicapped, Ergonomic Easy-to-Grip Handle • Amazon Business $14.00 3 $42.00
Sammons Preston Deluxe Easy-Hold Offset Spoon, Right Hand, Stainless Steel Utensil is 8" Long, Polypropylene Handle is 4.5" Long with 1" Diameter, Adaptive Eating Aid for Limited Wrist Range of Motion • Amazon Business $19.00 2 $38.00
Sammons Preston Hi-Lo Scoop Plate, 9" Scooped Dish with Wall, Non-Slip ADL Eating Aid for Children, Elderly, Disabled, Non Skid Cutlery Assistance Device for Motor Control, Scooper Bowl • Amazon Business $12.40 3 $37.20
Sammons Preston Transparent Mug with Two Handles, 10 oz., Strong Plastic Cup with Bilateral Handles Enables Good Grip, Easy Lifting & Secure Hold, Wide Base Stops Tipping, Includes White Spouted Lid • Amazon Business $8.50 3 $25.50
Sammons Preston Deluxe Easy-Hold Offset Spoon, Left Hand, Stainless Steel Utensil is 8" Long, Polypropylene Handle is 4.5" Long with 1" Diameter, Adaptive Eating Aid for Limited Wrist Range of Motion • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
Nosey Cups 3 Pack - Set Includes 4 Oz., 8 Oz. And 12 Oz. Sizes • Amazon Business $9.49 2 $18.98
Sammons Preston 1481 Utensil Holder, MCP width 3 ¼- 4 ½, Universal Hand Strap for Holding Utensils, Adjustable ADL Eating Assistance Cuff for Weak Grip • Amazon Business $9.00 2 $18.00
6-Pack of Foam Grip Tubing / Foam Tubing - Pefect For Utensils, Tools and More - BPA / Phthalate / Latex-Free • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00

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