My students are energetic, imaginative, and enthusiastic about learning. Despite the fact that my students all have speech/language disorders that range from mild to severe, my students come to school each day with smiles on their faces, ready to engage in various academic and social activities.
In addition to academic tasks, my students also love to tell me stories about their days.
In my therapy room, it is important that students get to express themselves and that they understand that their voices matter and their message is important.
I work in a Title 1 school in Northeast Baltimore. Nearly 100% of students receive free breakfast and lunch. Due to the difficulties of daily life that my students and their families face, my students may not always get the individualized attention that they need.
A kidney table would allow me to sit in a central location so that I can provide individual attention to each student throughout the 30 minute session, which will allow me to maximize the amount of time that can be used for learning and building positive relationships with my students.
It will allow students to easily see my mouth so that I can provide them with visual cues during articulation therapy. It will also allow me to provide redirection to my students who have difficulty attending for extended periods of time. As an added bonus, the kidney table has a white-board top, which will allow my students to subsequently increase their written language skills in a way that is fun and engaging. When students are engaged and given the attention that they need, greater gains are made towards their speech/language and academic goals.
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