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Ms. Espinal from Bronx NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Teach Me How To Make That Sound With Speech Buddies

My students need a professional set of Speech Buddies to help remediate speech sound disorders.

  • $369 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As a bilingual speech-language therapist in an inner city public school, I serve anywhere between 40-50 students weekly. I travel between two buildings. Students work on improving one or more of the following areas: articulation, phonology, fluency, voice, pragmatics, and receptive and expressive language.

My students are diverse learners who are eligible for special education services and programs.

I provide the speech-language therapy portion of their individualized education program. The students I serve range from kindergarten to 5th grade. A great portion of them are English language learners who are doing their best in order to meet academic and language demands. They are enthusiastic about learning and really do give it their best. Unfortunately, at the present time, our school is not able to provide us with the technology or tools needed to make learning more interesting for these students. Resources are limited and the need is high. My students need information and tasks presented in multiple modalities, repeatedly, and in a language that they can understand.

My Project

Imagine the frustration young children feel when they can't communicate their needs and wants in an effective matter due to a speech sound disorder. Imagine the effects this has on a child's self esteem and on peer relationships. Imagine tirelessly working on something but not achieving your goal. I don't want this to be the reality for my students. Speech Buddies are tools that help individuals learn how to correctly place their tongue in order to produce specific sounds. I currently use mirrors, apps on the iPad, as well as verbal and visual cues to teach tongue placement but it appears that my student need more. Speech Buddies provide tactile cues for tongue placement therefore making them a valuable therapy tool.

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

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Professional Set of Speech Therapy Tools by Speech Buddies • Amazon Business $279.00 1 $279.00

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