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Ms. S. from Bronx NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Speech Language Therapy - 21st Century Style!

The cost of this notebook, printer, and software is $2372, 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>.

  • $2,409 goal

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Hello. I am a speech language pathologist at Public School 43 in the South Bronx - the poorest congressional district in the nation, as reported by the New York Times. I have been working at P.S. 43 for five years and provide speech/language intervention for approximately 50 special education students (grades K-5). More than 98% of our students receive free school lunch. Although I am an extremely dedicated therapist, working diligently to ensure that my students get the best therapy possible, I can't help but feel that, yet again, the students in the South Bronx are being cheated. Our school has little resources to offer and, as such, my speech therapy program is often the last to get any resources that may be available. In this exciting age of technology, major advancements have been made in speech/language interventions using computer software. Everything from articulation therapy (improving speech intelligibility) to learning to read can be successfully taught or reinforced using exciting, motivating software programs. The programs themselves are not very expensive, but with no computer . . . well, you see my dilemma. I am writing to request a laptop computer and a printer. In addition, I would also like to request two software programs to jumpstart our 21st Century Speech Language Therapy Program - Literacy: Phonemic Awareness CD and Earobics -Clinical Edition. I am requesting a notebook computer instead of a desktop because I want to be able to lock the computer up securely each day when school is over. The neighborhood where I teach is quite desperate and things have a tendency to disappear. It might seem like I'm getting greedy by asking for a printer, but the kids will be so excited to actually publish their own work and the printer will allow us to do just that! Finally, the two software programs I requested are two of the best programs for speech and language intervention. Thank you so very much for reading this proposal and for giving the children in the South Bronx a chance to really succeed! Not only will the children in my speech/language program benefit greatly from the exciting software programs this computer will allow me to present, this will also be the ONLY opportunity for some of my students to learn how to use a computer - an absolute essential skill in this day and age. THANKS AGAIN!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP PAVILION DV8110US NOTEBOOK PC -- HP Notebook Computers; Pavilion dv8110us • Quill Corporation $1,199.99 1 $1,199.99
Earobics Specialist Clinician Version • Super Duper Publications $289.00 1 $289.00
BROTHER HL2070N NETWORK READY LASER PRINTER -- Brother HL2070N Network Ready Laser Printer • Quill Corporation $149.98 1 $149.98
Literacy: Phonemic Awareness CD • Super Duper Publications $97.00 1 $97.00

Materials cost

$1,735.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$1,975.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$433.58

Total project goal

$2,408.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,408.76

4 Donors

-$1,147.27

Donations toward project cost

-$975.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$172.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$41.97

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$1,219.51

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