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Ms. Burchett from Auburn WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Supplies for Low Vision Students

My students need a variety of low-vision tactile and sensory books, toys and fidgets for participating in reading and play activities with their peers.

  • $471 goal

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My Students

This is my second year as an occupational therapist in a diverse, low-income school district in the state of Washington. Our district has a high rate of special education students (>12%), students who receive free and reduced priced lunch (>50%), and minority students (>50% non-white). I work with preschool through fifth graders with a variety of disabilities, including autism, visual impairments, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, specific learning disabilities, and more.

Despite a variety of challenges, my students are resilient, talented, hardworking, and eager to learn.

In occupational therapy, we work on self-regulation, positive behavior, following routines, dressing, play, handwriting, and other important life skills.

My Project

Students with low-vision miss out on a number of every day school activities. Everyday tasks like reading, writing, and play time are inaccessible to many low-vision or blind students. Many simple items can be replaced with tactile alternatives to allow for an added level of interaction for our students who are low vision or blind.

Tactile books and toys will allow our low-vision students to engage in academic and play activities with peers.

By providing tactile books, fidget toys, switch adapted toys, and tactile toys our students will have a wealth of opportunities to stay engaged alongside their sighted peers.

Ms. Burchett
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Switch Adapted Toy ABC 123 Spunky The Dog by AbleNet 30000034 • Amazon Business $89.90 1 $89.90
Switch Adapted ABC Elmo • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
14 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys-Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Balls/Twisted Fidget Toys/Mesh And Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape Ball/Stretch Toy for ADD ADHD Stress Relax • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
CHEWY TUBE COMBO 4 PACK • Amazon Business $22.77 1 $22.77
Vibrating Pillow • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Learning Resources Teaching Tac-Tiles (LER9075) • Amazon Business $18.09 1 $18.09
Chew Brick Sensory Chew Bracelet - Chewable Jewelry for Kids with Autism, ADHD, Teething, Fidget, Oral Needs - Silicone Chewelry for Boys and Girls by Solace • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Learning Resources Ruff's House Teaching Tactile Set, 30 Pieces • Amazon Business $17.79 1 $17.79
Chew Brick Sensory Chew Necklace (2-Pack) - Chewelry for Boys & Girls with Autism ADHD Oral Motor Chewing Biting Teething Needs - Chewable Jewelry for Kids by Solace (MILD, CHEWY) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Fidget Toy Sets - Set of 3 Twisted Fidget Toys, 5 Pack Mesh and Marble Sensory Toys, 3pcs Fidget Squeeze-a-Bean Soybeans for Autism, ADD, ADHD, Relieves Stress, Anti-Anxiety and Stop Nail Biting • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Off to the Beach! (Activity Books) • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Tangle Jr. Metallics Set of 3 Tangle Jr. Brain Tools (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Getting Ready (Tactile Books) • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
Off to the Park! (Activity Books) • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24

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