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Mrs. Gorman from Staten Island NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Solutions for Special Students!

Help me give my students these weighted lap pads and compression vests so that they can feel safe and secure at school!

  • $549 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a high needs, urban public school with students who have a variety of special needs. My role as a school-based therapist allows me to work with some of the most amazing kids who have to work extra hard just to make it through a typical school day.

My students have many special talents, but with diagnoses such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, learning disabilities, and emotional disturbance, their special needs are often what gets the most attention.

I hope that with your help, they can overcome their deficits so that their strengths can help them shine to others the way they shine for me!

My Project

My role as a school-based occupational therapist allows me to work with some of the most amazing children. They are bright, motivated and full of energy. Despite this, they are often in trouble with their peers and teachers because they are unable to sit still, control their impulses, read social cues, and follow directions. Their special sensory needs cannot be met by the current classroom setting.

With a few special sensory items such as weighted lap pads and compression vests, I find that students that are otherwise "out of control" have a much easier time exhibiting self-control.

Not only do they feel more comfortable in their own skin, but they have a much easier time fitting in to the school environment at large.

Despite their challenges, they have many special gifts to offer. I hope that they receive these items so that they are better able to learn and grow and achieve success!

Mrs. Gorman
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 34 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LAP PAD SMALL BLUE • School Specialty $33.15 5 $165.75
VEST DEEP PRESSURE X-SMALL • School Specialty $47.35 3 $142.05
VEST DEEP PRESSURE XX-SMALL • School Specialty $41.67 2 $83.34

Materials cost

$391.14

Vendor shipping charges

$39.11

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$466.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.26

Total project goal

$548.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$548.38

6 Donors

-$302.00

Donations toward project cost

-$268.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.30

match offer

-$232.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$197.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.12

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$0.00

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