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Ms. Wilde from Saratoga Spgs UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Communication Detectives

Help me give my students social communication skills so that they can engage with their peers!

  • $218 goal

This project expired on February 11, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is in its third operating school year and I have loved working with all of the children who need specialized help with their communication skills. Our school houses Kindergarten through 6th grades and a special needs preschool. We have a wonderful faculty and there is a genuine spirit of collaboration and support among the general education teachers, special education teachers, and administrators.

My students have a variety of communication difficulties which require the help of a speech-language pathologist.

I help my students learn new words and learn how to use their new words in different contexts. If students are unable to use oral language, I might teach sign language or employ a picture exchange communication system. With some students, I work on retelling stories with the important story components, using correct subject-verb agreement, formulating complex sentences, and even social language skills.

My students are all hard workers, and I really enjoy seeing them increase their ability to communicate with their teachers, peers, and families!

My Project

Over the past several years, I have noticed an increasing amount of students who require help with their social language skills. These students require direct instruction on how to listen to their teachers, appropriate ways to interact with other students, and how to ask for clarification or help from others. For example, this year I have a student who is above grade level with all of her academic subjects, but is unable to start a conversation with her peers, doesn't understand when or how to ask for help, and is not picking up social cues simply through observation. She is often alone at school because her peers feel uncomfortable when she communicates in unexpected ways.

A social communication curriculum would help my students learn language skills that typical children learn through observation.

I have about 15 students this year who could benefit from a social communication curriculum, and I would love to offer some mini classes to general education teachers who feel their class could benefit from learning social communication skills directly. Each year, more and more teachers are asking about this type of communication help for their students.

Ms. Wilde
Grades PreK-2

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Key Education Photo Conversation Cards for Children with Autism and Asperger's • Amazon Business $24.52 1 $24.52
Stages Learning Materials Language Builder Emotion Picture Cards Expressions, Conversation, and Situation Photo Cards for Autism Education, ABA Therapy • Amazon Business $20.19 1 $20.19
YouCue Feelings: Using Online Videos for Social Learning • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Why We Cooperate (Boston Review Books) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Six Minute Social Skills Workbook 1: Conversation Skills for Kids with Autism & Asperger's (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Six Minute Social Skills Workbook 2: Social Detective Skills for Kids with Autism & Asperger's • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
US Toy One Jumbo 9" Plastic Magnifying Glass • Amazon Business $4.86 3 $14.58
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45

Materials cost

$152.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$185.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.67

Total project goal

$217.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$217.80

1 Donor

-$217.80

Donations toward project cost

-$185.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.67

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$0.00

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