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Mrs. Giacopelli, Speech-Language Pathologist from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social-Emotional Learning for Students with Special Needs

My students need modified social skills curriculum and books to help them meet their pragmatic language goals and be successful in class.

  • $388 goal

This project expired on May 22, 2018.

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My Students

I get the opportunity to work with some of the most wonderful, creative, and driven speech-language students at SES. What makes my students so special? No two are alike. My students have their own personalities with unique strengths and interests.

My students are a diverse group of learners with one or more disabilities that impact communication in the classroom.

My students have a wide range of disabilities including: Autism, Learning Disabilities, Speech Impairments, Fluency disorders, Language impairments, Social language deficits, and Other health impairments such as ADHD.

All of my students come to therapy to work on communicating more effectively, whether that be in the form of an Augmentative Communication device, pictures, words, or sentences. Some students need support thinking of the right words to say (vocabulary/semantics). Some need help understanding and using subtle social cues like reading facial expressions and knowing how to start a conversation (pragmatics). Some students struggle to pronounce their sounds correctly (articulation) or smoothly (fluency).

My Project

My speech and language students are a diverse group of learners with a diverse group of needs. My goal, as their Speech-Language Pathologist, is to teach them the social skills they need so they can be the most successful in class, at home, and with friends. Social, emotional, and behavioral skills are difficult concepts to grasp. Some of my students struggle with handling changes in their routines, some have trouble accepting corrective feedback, others have a hard time regulating and understanding their emotions.

These social-emotional books and hands-on games are the tools my students need to meet their social skill and behavioral goals.

These materials will help my students learn new social skills through board games. The hands- on games and therapy cards with prepare my students to carryover their best social skills into their general education classrooms and beyond.

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Social Skills Board Games (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $27.65 1 $27.65
Be Kind • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Art of Children's Conversation • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Hug Machine • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I Matter (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story About Asking Permission and Making an Apology (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Of Course It's a Big Deal (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
But It's Just A Game • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
It's Hard To Be a Verb! • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Cool Down and Work Through Anger (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $7.42 1 $7.42
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Kindness Counts: A Story for Teaching Random Acts of Kindness (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57

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