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Mrs. Hannah from Aquilla TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Peter Piper Picked A PECS Book: Communication for All

Help me give my students with speech impairments the gift of communication with new PECS Books!

  • $813 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Currently, I work as a speech-language pathologist and assistive technology coordinator for a special education co-op that services over ten different schools in a rural county north of Waco, Texas. Our students come from diverse backgrounds, and most of our schools are Title I.

Many of my students have complex communication needs.

My students have disabilities such as autism, apraxia, down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, and cerebral palsy. These disabilities affect their ability to communicate effectively and they all benefit from the use of some form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). They use high tech AAC (like iPads with communication apps) and low tech AAC (like picture-card exchange and manual core boards) to communicate their wants, needs, feelings, and thoughts.

My Project

My goal is to supply our nonverbal and limited verbal students with the tools they need to communicate with their teachers and peers.

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) allows my students to use picture cards to request what they want, instead of or in addition to verbal speech.

These notebooks keep those picture cards in one place so my students can have easy access to their "words" at all times. They will be filled with words that are specific to each particular student's interests, so they will be motivated to request the things they actually enjoy. Please consider helping my students find their voice by funding new PECS books for their special education classrooms!

Mrs. Hannah
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Communication Book - Yellow, Large (Standard) • Pyramid Educational Consultants $38.00 5 $190.00
Communication Book - Red, Large (Standard) • Pyramid Educational Consultants $38.00 5 $190.00
Communication Book - Blue, Large (Standard) • Pyramid Educational Consultants $38.00 5 $190.00

Materials cost

$570.00

Vendor shipping charges

$82.27

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$690.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.91

Total project goal

$812.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$812.73

3 Donors

-$773.00

Donations toward project cost

-$657.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$115.95

match offer

-$39.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$33.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.96

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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