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Ms. Schubert, OTR/L from Bronx NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Put the FUN in Function!

Help me give my students essential sensory and fine motor tools for optimal function in the classroom environment.

  • $398 goal

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My Students

I am an occupational therapist serving over 33 smart and inquisitive elementary aged students. They face a myriad of challenges, as their school is located in the 9th district of the Bronx- one of the poorest in the nation. That doesn’t deter them from enjoying play with friends, showing empathy for peers and staff, and working hard to meet the standards of their rigorous school curriculum. All the students I serve are mandated to have occupational therapy as part of an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) because of difficulties with attention, fine motor skills, self-regulation, emotional disturbance, and manipulating classroom tools like writing utensils, scissors, glue, containers and clothing fasteners needed for every day tasks.

The students I work with are resilient, empathetic and quick learners.

Because of this exciting learning potential, providing them with supports that they would not normally have access to can encourage them to reach optimal function in every area (academics, social/emotional readiness, community based-learning) of the school environment.

My Project

I’d like to provide my students with tools for sensory regulation and practice with daily fasteners in order to help them participate fully in the classroom. Research supports that repeated practice of an activity or movement promotes skill mastery. Daily practice with a dressing doll and/or boards can help put a student on the fast track of skill acquisition so that they may keep up with their peers in arrival, dismissal, and lunch transitions.

Sensory tools are integral in helping students with sensory needs perform in the classroom.

Vestibular and proprioceptive input from wiggle chairs and yoga balls are calming, and can help students burn off excess energy. Body socks can provide calming, organizing, and deep pressure input to help a child to develop motor planning, spatial and body awareness. Sensory fidgets put in a sensory kit in each of their classrooms can assist students in regulation breaks so they they can increase focus on academic tasks. These sensory tools will be used every session with students in preparation for activities that promote skills and confidence needed to achieve the school-based goals in their IEP.

Ms. Schubert, OTR/L
Grades 3-5
Nearly all 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, Orange (16in) • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
ALEX Discover Learn To Dress Monkey • Amazon Business $35.59 1 $35.59
Sanho Yopo Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox, Medium,6-9 years old, 47''LX27''W Blue • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98
Yoovi Early Learning Basic Life Skills Learn to Dress Boards - Zip, Snap, Button, Buckle, Lace & Tie 6 pcs/set • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
25 Pack Sensory Fidget Toys Set Liquid Motion Timer/Squeeze-a-Bean/Flippy Chain/Stretchy String/Grape Ball/Mesh & Marble/Mochi stress toys/Water Gel Bead ADHD Autism Anxiety Stress Relief Adult Kids • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
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, 45cm • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
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, 45cm • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Trademark Innovations Fitness and Balance Disc Seat, 13-Inch Diameter • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix (Half Pound) for Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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