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Ms. Liz from Worcester MA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Support Students' Access to Quality Speech Teletherapy

Help me give my students access to quality video and real-time feedback that an iMac can provide so they will be able to participate in virtual speech-language therapy sessions.

  • $2,424 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students all have communication disorders and struggle to communicate effectively and efficiently with adults and peers. The students I work with come from an inner-city community and many are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. These students all have communication disorders, including articulation disorders, receptive/expressive language disorders, fluency disorders, social pragmatic disorders, and hearing loss.

The majority of the students I work with have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and they all require specialized instruction in speech and language to become successful communicators.

My students are eager to learn and to succeed; they deserve the best possible therapy with the help of technology!

My Project

My district has opted to continue with remote learning for the time being. An iMac desktop computer will allow me to provide my students with high-quality speech and language teletherapy services. Our district is currently providing virtual therapy using Chromebooks, which has posed many challenges including poor video quality, poor audio quality, small storage capacity, and extended lag time. Speech teletherapy through the use of a Chromebook has made it difficult for my students to receive real-time models, and hear appropriate cues and prompts to improve their communication skills.

The use of this iMac during virtual speech-language therapy sessions will ensure my students have an adequate picture to see my face, read my cues, and hear my voice clearly in order to understand my models and prompts as well as make effective progress.

Virtual therapy and learning is a reality that we are currently facing and I am dedicated to guaranteeing that my students receive the best possible speech and language teletherapy services. iMacs are compatible with all virtual platforms and provide excellent audio and video quality which will allow me to collect accurate data and closely monitor student progress. With your help, my students will continue to make effective progress with their communication, even from a distance! Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about my students and this project as well as considering contributing to this cause. Your support and generosity will help provide the high quality learning experience that my students require during these challenging times.

Ms. Liz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 71 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - 27'iMac with Retina 5k display - Intel Core i5 (3.1GHz) - 8GB Memory - 1TB Fusion Drive - Silver • Best Buy Education $1,999.99 1 $1,999.99

Materials cost

$1,999.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$30.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,059.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$363.53

Total project goal

$2,423.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,423.52

4 Donors

-$1,470.39

Donations toward project cost

-$1,436.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.60

match offer

-$733.18

Match offer toward project cost

-$623.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$109.98

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$219.95

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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