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Mrs. Herbranson from Moore OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensational Sensory!

Help me give my students sensory tools like cushions and earmuffs in order to learn self-regulation and calming skills.

  • $434 goal

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My Students

I am a Speech Language Pathologist. Increasing a child's communication skills is watching them build confidence. Communication is a key part of life. Helping kids to be intelligible, understand language, and improve their social skills improves their quality of life. They are able to make friends, succeed in school, and prepares them for the future.

I help serve over 80 special education students who have a variety of strengths and needs.

Some of their diagnoses include intellectual disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, traumatic brain injury, Down's Syndrome, hearing impaired, visually impaired, learning disabled, and cerebral palsy. Acquiring the right materials helps them meet their goals and improve their school experience.

My Project

The sensory tools help students with special needs to learn how to self-regulate and calm themselves. The canopy will be used as a quiet location for someone who is being overstimulated by the school environment. The seats will help each child have a designated space when on a crowded carpet with peers. We use our headphones daily. Many children need these and we often don't have enough. We want them to be able to participate in loud classroom and school-wide activities without being worried about the noise.

Each child responds to different textures and fidgets, therefore,‚Äč we need a variety to help as many students as we can.

We are making a sensory wall so the child can pick out the right item for them. This will help teach them what they need in order to calm down and pay attention in class. These small items can make a big difference for children with special needs.

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KinderMat, Red KinderCrate, 6-Pack of 13.5 inch KinderCushions and Sturdy Storage Container, 2 inches Thick Squares Story Time Cushions, Alternative Seating, Yellow Blue Green Red Purple Orange • Amazon Business $67.99 1 $67.99
SCRATCHY SQUARE • School Specialty $25.55 2 $51.10
HearTek Kids Earmuffs Hearing Protection with Travel Bag- Junior Ear Defenders for Children, Padded Baby Ear Protection, Infants, Small Adults, Women - Adjustable Protectors Noise Reduction Ear Muffs • Amazon Business $9.98 4 $39.92
A LOVE BRAND Mosquito Net Bed Canopy Round Lace Dome Netting Hanging Curtains Princess Play Tent Bedding for Kids Indoor Playing Reading Games House Grey • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
POM POMS - LITTLE • School Specialty $22.71 1 $22.71
GEL E FIDGET • School Specialty $9.44 2 $18.88
Beadeez Stress Relief Squeezing Balls 3-Pack for Kids and Adults - Premium Anti-Stress Squishy Balls with Water Beads - Alleviate Tension, Anxiety and Improve Focus - ADHD Sensory Toys Gift Set • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
FUZZY - SET OF 3 • School Specialty $15.12 1 $15.12
Binder Pencil Pouch with Zipper Pulls, Pencil Case with Rivet Enforced 3 Ring, 10 Pack 5 Colors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
28 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
30 Pieces Spiky Sensory Finger Rings, Spiky Finger Ring/Acupressure Ring Set for Teens, Adults, Silent Stress Reducer and Massager (Multicolor) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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