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Ms. Lloyd-Carney from Houston TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Positive Reinforcers Needed for Special Needs Students

Help me give my students 3 pairs of headphones, wind-up and light-up toy reinforcers, and water beads for sensory bins.

  • $162 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are autistic, intellectually disabled, speech impaired and/or other health impaired. Each one thrives on structure and routine. Their favorite time of day is "Sign-in & Calendar" when they use the ActivBoard, greet each other, perform calendar tasks, and "show off."

Our school is very supportive and inclusive.

My students enjoy participating in activities such as reading buddies, grade level inclusion​ and peer to peer mentoring. Wherever we go in school, other students call out "hello" to my students and call them by name. They are an important part of our school community.

My Project

Sometimes finding what motivates children with autism can be difficult. Motivated students are active participants and learners. After completing a preferred item inventory, I've found that several of my students find wind-up toys, light up and spin toys, water beads and music highly motivating. Sometimes it just takes a mini M&M, but not this time.

Highly valued reinforcers are needed!

My students are learning to communicate and it's so exciting. I need items they find so appealing they will communicate to get them.

What does that really mean?.... Get them to communicate?... I want my students to push a button, point, touch, vocalize, grimace, speak or do anything I can then turn into a communication attempt and reinforce it. What does that look like? If my student looks at a picture in a book and smiles, I could say, "Hey, I see you like that! Thanks for saying I like that." This is followed by immediate reinforcement with the wind-up toy or spinner. If the child smiles at the toy, I can say it all again and reinforce the behavior again. Hopefully, this all moves toward more purposeful expressive communication for the student.

Let's get these kids talking!

Ms. Lloyd-Carney
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MONILON Water Beads, 24 Pcs Ocean Sea Animals Tactile Sensory Play Kids Toys for Boys Girls, Water Gel Soft Beads Growing Jelly Balls for Spa Refill, Pool & Decor-Inflatable Water Mat Include • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children/Boys/Girls/iPad/School/Kindle/Airplane/Plane/Tablet (Black) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children/Teens/Girls/Boys/Smartphones/School/Kindle/Airplane/Plane/Tablet (Mint/Coral) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children/Boys/Girls/iPad/School/Kindle/Airplane/Plane/Tablet (Skyline Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Wind Up Toys 25 PCs Assorted Animal Toys for Halloween Party Favors, Halloween Toys, Goodie Bag, Kids Prizes (More Than 2 Dozen) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
UWANTME Water Beads Pack (50000 Beads) Rainbow Mix Jelly Water Growing Balls for Kids Tactile Sensory Toys, Vases, Plants, Wedding and Home Decoration • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
ArtCreativity 7.5 Inch Light Up Magic Ball Toy Wand for Kids - Flashing LED Wand for Boys and Girls - Thrilling Spinning Light Show - Batteries Included - Fun Gift or Birthday Party Favor • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97

Materials cost

$105.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$137.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.26

Total project goal

$161.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$161.72

1 Donor

-$161.72

Donations toward project cost

-$137.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.26

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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