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Mrs. Brewer from Orange TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Equipment Doesn't Float!

My students need equipment for the sensory, physical and occupational therapy room.

  • $490 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a special education classroom with students that have severe mental and behavioral disabilities. All of my students have different diagnosis that range from autism, opposititional defiant disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar or emotional disturbance. We also have students that receive special education services because of the their sensory needs due to their mental and physical disabilities. Our students have what we call a "sensory diet" and visit the sensory room 2-3 times a day. These sessions are vital in maintaining the behavior of our students.

My Project

Some kids seem to have trouble handling the information their senses take in—things like sound, touch, taste, sight, and smell. There are also two other less well-known senses that can be affected—the first is a sense of body awareness, while the second involves movement, balance, and coordination. Also, kids with sensory issues can be oversensitive to input, undersensitive to input, or both. While sensory processing issues are not a learning disorder or official diagnosis, they can make it hard for children to succeed at school. For instance, overly sensitive kids respond easily to sensory stimulation and can find it overwhelming. The equipment needed to meet sensory needs can vary but we typically use trampolines, yoga balls, peanut balls, vestibular swings, bands, etc. We also prefer having mats so that our students can participate as comfortably as possible while in the floor. Our students visit the Sensory Room 2-3 times a day. We can not properly meet the needs of our students without these supplies.

Mrs. Brewer
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Sell Mats 5' x 10' x 1.5" Folding Tumbling Mat, Blue • Amazon Business $219.43 1 $219.43
Pure Fun 40" Mini Rebounder Trampoline with Adjustable Handrail, Ages 13+ • Amazon Business $63.34 1 $63.34
Exercise Stability Ball Chair with Hand Pump Use For CrossFit, Yoga, Balance & Core Strength Training, Non-Slip & Anti-Burst Extra Thick Fitness Ball(Blue&65CM) • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
TheraBand Professional Non-Latex Resistance Bands For Upper and Lower Body Exercise, Strength Training without Weights, Physical Therapy, Lower Pilates, and Rehab, Yellow & Red & Green, Beginner Set • Amazon Business $12.32 2 $24.64
Anti-Burst Peanut Yoga Ball Stability Ball for Exercise, Pilates, Birthing, Therapy Health Fitness, Kids Adults Peanut Balance Ball • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89

Materials cost

$380.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$415.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.41

Total project goal

$489.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$489.38

5 Donors

-$489.38

Donations toward project cost

-$415.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.41

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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