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Mrs. Reed from West Haven CT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology to Improve Motivation in Speech and Language

My students need an iPad mini to utilize technology to help reinforce, support, and highly motivate them to improve their communication skills.

  • $460 goal

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My Students

I am a Speech Language Pathologist that works in an intermediate school in an urban setting. The students come from very diverse backgrounds, all with their own personal learning styles. As the Speech Language Pathologist, I work with students that require support for communication disorders including, but not limited to disorders in articulation, fluency, expressive and receptive language, and motor speech disorders.

I consider myself lucky to work with such a wonderful group of bright, hardworking, compassionate,and talented students.

I would love nothing more than to incorporate a tool that would motivate and benefit each and every one of them.

"Communication is not only the essence of being human, but also a vital property of life "- John A. Piece

My Project

The iPad mini would allow access to different technology for research and reinforcement tasks to help motivate the students using a multi-modality approach with fun and exciting graphics, auditory feedback, and game formats. For example, a child who is working on articulation would benefit from seeing a visual model of how the sound should be produced using an app on the iPad, some of my language students would benefit from games that would reinforce a skill that has been previously taught in a highly motivating way, and a student targeting fluency skills would be able to research famous individuals who also stutter or read an essay written by other students who stutter.

"Education is not the filling of a pot, but the lighting of a fire"-WB Yeats.

Each and every one of my students is working hard to overcome and improve their specific areas of weakness in their communication skills.

They each have different strengths and weaknesses. However, there is one important key factor that is pertinent for ALL of my students' success and that is motivation. Sometimes it's hard to stay motivated and continue to work towards something that is challenging or hard so I'm often looking for fun and exciting opportunities for students to engage and become active learners. Technology is such a big part of students' lives and I would love to incorporate that in our speech and language groups to help improve the drive and motivation of my students to grow as communicators.

Mrs. Reed
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad mini 4 (128GB, Wi-Fi, Gold) • Amazon Business $341.00 1 $341.00
LEDNICEKER Apple iPad Mini 1 2 3 4 5 Kids Case - Light Weight Shock Proof Handle Friendly Convertible Stand Kids Case for iPad Mini, Mini 5, Mini 4, iPad Mini 3rd Generation, iPad Mini 2 Tablet - Blue • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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