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Mrs. Benham from Waterford MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Toys, Lights and Music, OH MY! Motivating Materials for Speech!

Help me give my students with severe multiple impairments and cognitive impairments adapted materials to motivate them to communicate, such as musical instruments, textured books for students with visual impairments and a light board!

  • $502 goal

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My Students

I am a dedicated speech-language pathologist working with students who have cognitive impairments, emotional impairments and severe multiple impairments. Many of my students use augmentative and alternative communication to express themselves, such as iPad apps, switches and PODD books.

Many of my students are from low-income homes and I want to do everything I can to help them succeed academically and communicate effectively to build connections with peers and adults!

My students are dedicated to their education and try their best in speech therapy. No matter what they may be going through, they bring the best version of themselves to speech therapy and are truly inspiring. All of the materials donated to my kids will be truly appreciated and used to work toward their communication goals.

My Project

At my school we speak AAC. My students have severe impairments but each day they get their voice heard via switches, core vocabulary, ipad apps and eye gaze technology. The more stimulating the materials, the better chances a student will be motivated to use their voice! In speech therapy I plan to use the spill-proof paint cups, paint trays and stamp pads for art projects. I also plan to use the Wikkistix, Touch and Feel book and musical instruments for my students with visual impairments. The Light Board would be incredibly motivating for all of my students. I also asked for a Dymo Label maker in order to keep track of all of the incredible communication devices and materials that my students use.

Mrs. Benham
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE322 - Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
DYMO Label Maker with 2 D1 DYMO Label Tapes | LabelManager 160 Portable Label Maker, QWERTY Keyboard, One-Touch Smart Keys, Easy-to-Use, for Home & Office Organization • Amazon Business $33.84 1 $33.84
Core Words for Classroom & Home: Developing Verbal Communication Skills and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Abilities • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
LA712 - Bright Giant Washable Color Ink Pads - Set of 5 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
Toddler Educational & Musical Percussion for Kids & Children Instruments Set 18 Pcs – with Tambourine, Maracas, Castanets & More – Promote Fine Motor Skills, Enhance Hand to Eye Coordination, • Amazon Business $25.45 1 $25.45
BR805 - Peg Creations Light Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Apple Barrel PROMOABI, Assorted Colors 1 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Touch! My Big Touch-and-Feel Word Book • Amazon Business $15.56 1 $15.56
36 Pcs of Scratch Art Rainbow Paper Jungle Animal Masks, Magic Color Scratch Rainbow DIY Paper Masks with Wooden Styluses and Ropes, Ornament Party Favor Craft Kit for Kid Boy Girl Classroom Birthday • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments: Awesome Things To Do With Your Parents, Babysitters and Other Adults • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
Zoo Friends Hand Puppets • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Yoga Pretzels (Yoga Cards) • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
LCD Writing Tablet,Electronic Writing &Drawing Board Doodle Board,Sunany 8.5" Handwriting Paper Drawing Tablet Gift for Kids and Adults at Home,School and Office (Blue) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
1000pcs Hook and Loop Dots 3/4 in Diameter Sticky Back Coins Heavy Duty Self Adhesive Dot Tapes for School Classroom(White) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Ajax Scientific Magnetic Counting Chip (Pack of 100) • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Motivational & Inspirational Perpetual Daily Flip Calendar with Self-Standing Easel • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
WikkiStix Numbers Cards Set • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Pick A Toy Bamboo Rainstick Rain Shaker Sensory Toy Musical Instrument for Kids and Adults, Lightweight and Easy to Use Music Game, Rainbow Colored Rain Maker – with Gift Box • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
CA269 - Paint & Collage Trays - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
Wilton Cookie Cutters Set, 101-Piece — Alphabet, Numbers and Holiday Cookie Cutters • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Melissa & Doug Spill Proof Paint Cups, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Kids Fan,USB Fan, Mini Handheld Fan,Personal Portable Rechargeable Fan with Color LED Light 3 Adjustable Speeds for Travel Camping and Children Gifts (White) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
WikkiStix Alphabet Cards Set • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Verdie Chameleon Bubble Blower With Wand, Dipping Tray, and Bubble Solution • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Buddy Beagle • AKJ Education $1.29 1 $1.29

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