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Ms. Covell from Riverview FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Flexible Seating for Focused Communication!

Help me give my students flexible seating options including a Kore Patented Wobble Chair, Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Balance Balls, Gaiam Balance Disc Wobble Cushions, and Latex Stretch Foot Bands.

  • $289 goal

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My Students

As an elementary, school-based, speech-language pathologist, I work with students in several Exceptional Student Education preschool classes. The students in these classes are diagnosed with Autism, Down syndrome, Speech and Language Delays, Intellectual Disabilities, and Developmental Delays. Many of my students are nonverbal or minimally verbal and use technology, manual communication boards, and pictures to make their wants and needs known.

My students inspire me every single day with how hard they work to achieve something most people take for granted, communication at even the most basic level.

My Project

My first flexible seating Donor's Choose project ("Flexible Seating for Focused Communication") has been a HUGE success! My students LOVE having seating choices as they come into the therapy room. The only problem now is that there are not enough seats to go around. This project will provide more flexible seating options so that all students may have a special flexible seat during their speech/language therapy session.

Research shows that children need to move!

Keeping students active keeps their minds more alert and focused. My state added an additional 30 minutes per day of "recess" because of this. Many teachers have tried adding additional "movement" resources in the classroom. I have seen the difference it has made by giving students the power to choose what seating option works best for them. I believe offering these same choices in my therapy room will allow my students to take ownership of their speech and language therapy. Many of my students demonstrate difficulty maintaining attention to a task even for a 30 minute therapy session. We often have to take "brain breaks" (i.e. sit-ups, yoga stretches, etc.) in order to complete a therapy session.

Removing the obstacle of the need for physical movement will allow my students to focus and attend to therapy, thereby allowing for quicker improvements with their communication skills. I believe that by modifying my students' learning environment using flexible seating, I will be able to provide better and more targeted speech and language therapy. By donating to my project, you will help to improve and increase student's attention and focus, allowing them to maximize their communication potential.

Ms. Covell
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Blue (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Gaiam Balance Disc Wobble Cushion Stability Core Trainer for Home or Office Desk Chair & Kids Classroom Sensory Wiggle Seat, Wasabi • Amazon Business $21.98 2 $43.96
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
EDsportshouse Sensory Toys Bundle-Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys for Kids and Adults,Sensory Fidget and Squeeze Widget for Relaxing Therapy-Perfect for ADHD Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
(Set of 5) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands ,Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by Rehab or Physical Therapy. • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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