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Ms. Goodhile from Worcester MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Up, Up and Away!

Help me give my students the opportunity to regulate their sensory system with the aid of a sensory swing!

  • $453 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Working as a school-based physical therapist in the Worcester Public School System, I am privileged to have the opportunity to provide support services in a variety of classroom settings. I currently provide services to students ranging from 3 years of age through 22 years. These students present with a vast range of challenges varying from mild/moderate physical challenges to severe physical and sensory concerns. My sights for this project are set on elementary-aged special needs students presenting with a variety of issues, some of which include sensory, balance, vestibular dysfunction, and diminished core strength.

The benefits of sensory swings are endless (as well as fun)!

Several of these benefits include increasing attention span, improving coordination and soothing overly stimulated senses. In recent years sensory swings have become a staple sensory integration tool for children with special needs!

My Project

Currently, I am working with a team of teachers and therapists in our school with the focus of establishing a Sensory Room. The intent of this room is to provide our special needs students a safe opportunity to explore and meet the needs of their ever-changing sensory diet.

Sensory swings are a great addition to a sensory room or a sensory diet!

Swinging, jumping, spinning, and rocking are important to children not only for fun and exercise but also to help their bodies organize and to regulate their sensory systems. Our bodies’ vestibular system is the sensory system that provides the primary input about movement, balance, spatial awareness and positioning. It helps us prepare our posture, maintain our balance, properly use our vision, calm ourselves and regulate our behavior. These are essential components to achieve academic success.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HearthSong® Sky Island Special - Includes Giant Hanging Spinning Platform Swing, Stand, Cushion, and Protective Teepee Cover, 400 lb Max Weight • Amazon Business $348.99 1 $348.99

Materials cost

$348.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$384.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.80

Total project goal

$452.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$452.02

1 Donor

-$452.02

Donations toward project cost

-$384.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.80

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$0.00

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