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Teacher Nelson from Yuma AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Therapy Supplies for the Classroom

My students need a plethora of items to help regulate their sensory system and allow for their communication and academic needs to be met.

  • $1,629 goal

This project expired on May 21, 2018.

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My Students

Hi everyone, I am a speech therapist who is currently working at some of the schools within district one. Speech and occupational and therapists work with students in special education that require alternative methods of accessing their curriculum.

Many of our students have developmental delays, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Genetic disorders, communication and fine motor, delays, sensory processing difficulties, hearing impairments, and emotional disabilities.

We service a wide variety of ages and schools and are looking for help purchasing equipment and materials that will help us meet our students' specific needs. Thank you for considering our projects in support of our exceptional students.

My Project

As therapists in the school setting, we are working on increasing our students' communication skills, fine/gross motor skills, and meeting their sensory needs in order to increase success within the classroom. Many of our students have academic, emotional, behavioral, and developmental delays.

These items will be used directly with our students on a daily basis to provide support and the proper environment to meet their needs and foster success.

For example, many of our sensory seeking students could benefit from alternative seating and crash pads/mats. Some alternative seating methods may include a bean bag, ball chairs and wiggle seats to provide extra input (proprioceptive and vestibular) input to our sensory seekers. Students in our ED and Autism programs may benefit from crash pads and mats for outlets and extra sensory input. Fidget items will help our students attend and participate in the classroom and can provide appropriate classroom interventions. Students with communication delays will benefit from the use of visuals and oral motor tools to increase overall communicative skills. Many of the toy/play based items promote active communication and social skills without students during therapy sessions.

Teacher Nelson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Skil-Care Crash Pad - Jumbo Foam Mat For Kids (W/ Cover, 5' x 5') • Amazon Business $219.00 1 $219.00
We Sell Mats Folding Exercise Gym Mats, 4 x 8', Black • Amazon Business $99.95 2 $199.90
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Blue - Toddler (10in) • Amazon Business $49.99 3 $149.97
Cranium Cariboo • Amazon Business $142.99 1 $142.99
Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids - 5-pounds - Great for Children with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder • Amazon Business $44.99 2 $89.98
LuxFit Exercise Ball Chair, Black • Amazon Business $69.95 1 $69.95
Sanho Yopo Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox, Medium,6-9 years old, 47''LX27''W Orange • Amazon Business $29.96 2 $59.92
Chew Brick Sensory Chew Necklace (2-Pack) - Chewelry for Boys & Girls with Autism ADHD Oral Motor Chewing Biting Teething Needs - Chewable Jewelry for Kids by Solace (MILD, CHEWY) • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Radiant Orchid • Amazon Business $39.88 1 $39.88
Creativity for Kids Sequin Drawing Board • Amazon Business $18.00 2 $36.00
Fidget Toy Set for Kids - Mini Tangle Snake (1) - Marble Fidget Toy (5 Pack - 5 Colors) - Liquid Motion Bubbler (1) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Black Mountain Products Exercise Balance Stability Disc with Hand Pump, Green • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Nuk Brush • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Zingo - Bingo with a Zing Game • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Conversation Train: A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum • Amazon Business $18.06 1 $18.06
RUNACC PU Punch Wall Pad Durable Taekowndo Training Wall Target Pad Practical Boxing Wall Pad, Suitable for Free Combat or Boxing Training • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Melissa & Doug Cutting Food - Play Food Set With 25+ Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces, Knife, and Cutting Board • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
PlayLearn Fiber Optic Lamp Colour Changing Crystal Base - 4 Colours - 13 Inch Mood Novelty Lamp • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
There Was a Speech Teacher Who Swallowed Some Dice • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
The Mouth With a Mind of Its Own • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
SquareTrade 2-Year Personal Care Extended Protection Plan ($0-49.99) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46

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