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Mat for Therapy and Play
My students need a mat to keep them safe during play and therapy.
I teach 3-5 year old children with special needs. Children come into my room throughout the school year as they turn three. I work in a public separate school that serves children through the age of 22. All of my children have complex physical and medical needs. I have a mix of children from all cultures and many of my children come from low income families.
My students are not able to do the same things as most preschoolers you know. Each child has an individual plan with goals and objectives which we work on every day. All of my children get physical therapy to work on stretching and strengthening their muscles to learn to hold up their head, move their arms and legs, sit up and pull to a stand. It is dangerous to the child to do these things on a hard surface. Both during therapy and when children have play time on the floor they need a safe surface on which to move.
To provide this safe surface I am requesting funding for a tumbling mat. This will allow children a safe place to play and learn to use their arms and legs to activate toys. It will provide a safe place for children to work with a therapist on sitting up or pulling to a stand. A mat will protect children who are just learning to sit up or roll over from hitting their heads on the ground. The mat will help my students achieve the goals on their individual plans.
Your gift will ensure that my children have a safe work place to learn and develop physical strength. Thank you for helping to keep our children safe.
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