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Ms. S. from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Education Students Excel with Sign Language

The cost of this proposal is $135, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>

  • $135 goal

This project expired on April 30, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach early childhood special education at an elementary school in Washington, DC. I have 12 amazing students whose disabilities include Down Syndrome, Autism, Developmental Delays, Behavior Disorders, and a variety of other disabilities. All 12 of my students receive Speech and Language Therapy and we struggle daily with effective communication in the classroom. I am asking for a Sign Language Learning Kit from Hatch Early Childhood. We implemented a few basic signs in the classroom last year and they have been extremely effective, especially for my students who are Autistic or have unintelligible speech. For example, one student who was previously non-verbal, is now able to sign, "Help, My, Shoe" when he needs his shoes tied. We are trying to learn the alphabet, days of the week, counting and more in sign language. I have found that for students with language difficulties, sign language can give them the confidence to participate and excel in class. The kit includes vocabulary cards, a flip chart with important school related signs, a book with school signs, a book with home and community signs, and a CD ROM for the classroom. We appreciate your support of our very special classroom!

Ms. S.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Sign Language Learning Kit $89.95 1 $89.95

Materials cost

$89.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$110.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.23

Total project goal

$134.63

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$134.63

1 Donor

-$127.00

Donations toward project cost

-$111.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.37

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$0.00

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