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Motivation is the Key to Language Development-Part II

My students need Lego building blocks, dinosaur figurines and books, a race car track and cars, and cause and effect toys.

My Students

My amazing elementary school students attend an elementary school in a large urban city. These students are in a self contained communication-behavior classroom for students who have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

My hard working students are impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Autism is a brain-based disorder characterized by social-communication challenges and restricted repetitive behaviors, activities, and interests.

As a speech and language pathologist working with my wonderful students it is important to have objects that are colorful and interesting so that my students want to communicate to have access to these toys and play with them. Not only does this type of therapy work on building language skills it also improves play skills.

My Project

These materials will be used in direct language and play therapy. Students will be motivated to request and make statements about items that they would like to interact with.It will also build on sound development, words and increasing the length of my students' sentences. Legos, dinosaurs, race cars and spinning toys and ribbons are all high interest level toys for my students.

Your generous donation to our project will improve my students' communication skills.

Being able to interact with the world

around them will truly change my students' lives. My students will also be able to interact with peers in their schools by developing play skills that are cooperative and not just in isolation.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hot Wheels Track Builder System Power Booster Kit • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
LEGO Education DUPLO Large Building Plates Set 4570269 • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
LEGO DUPLO My First Deluxe Box of Fun 10580 Building Toy • Amazon Business $37.49 1 $37.49
Disney Advanced Talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure 12" (Official Disney Product) • Amazon Business $34.49 1 $34.49
Coast Athletic 6 Foot Rainbow Ribbon Wands • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Disney / Pixar Finding Dory Finding Dory Deluxe Exclusive PVC Figure Set • Amazon Business $21.43 1 $21.43
Hot Wheels City Stunt & Loop Trackset • Amazon Business $21.40 1 $21.40
Little Treasures Hamster Game - Fun Hammer Pounding Game Toy with Lights & Music for Preschoolers Playtime • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Original Stomp Rocket: Ultra 4-Rocket Kit (20008) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Peppa Pig 92602 Fancy Dress Party Toy Figure • Amazon Business $17.58 1 $17.58
Disney Princess Spin & Swim Ariel • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Schleich Carnotaurus Figure • Amazon Business $16.40 1 $16.40
Schleich Tyrannosaurus Rex • Amazon Business $16.21 1 $16.21
LEGO DUPLO Cafe 10587 Building Toy • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train Building Set 10558 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Disney Fairies Figurine Playset • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Schleich North America Dunkleosteus Toy Figure • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
Pokémon 4-Figure Gift Pack - Mega Ampharos, Manaphy, Teddiursa, Scyther • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Schleich Kentrosaurus Toy Figure • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Hot Wheels 9-Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Discovery Kids Dinosaurs Rumble Sound Book (Discovery 10 Button) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Schleich North America Herrerasaurus Toy Figure • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Learning Journey My First Match It, Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Volcanic Eruption Liquid Motion Toy • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
My Big Dinosaur Book • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
Toysmith Rainbow Stunt Streamer • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98

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This project will reach 15 students.

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