Tell prospective donors who your students are and why they’re special?
My work is related to special education for children of kindergarten and third-grade levels. Such education is designed to address the needs of students with specific disabilities in a very individual manner. Therefore, it is crucial to provide these children with adequate school supplies and resources to support their education and help them make progress in school settings.
Tell us what you love about your students?
Even though working with special children is a challenging and stressful job, it is a rewarding mission to guide such kids throughout their education path. It is a genuine pleasure to observe how special education students learn new information and the way it changes their perception and self-assessment. Most importantly, it feels the most compensating when a student achieves a breakthrough.
Which grade level(s) will benefit from this project?
The project is associated with the provision of school supplies for special education students, which is beneficial for all grade levels. At different stages of education, every student with special disabilities requires constant support and guidance delivered by the educator.
What you’ll do if your project is fully funded?
If my project receives a full foundation, I am planning to invest in proper educational supplies that are developed for improving special education and facilitating the process of learning. This includes the materials for supporting the development of fundamental skills and abilities for kids with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental delays, dyslexia, and speech and language delays.
How will these materials make a difference in your students’ learning? Help prospective donors picture the lessons you’ll teach and your students’ learning outcomes?
With the broad spectrum of educational materials for special education, it is important to choose adequate supplies for the target grade level and disability. For instance, materials for students with ASD are based on improving communication and social skills, reading and writing skills, as well as cognitive and math knowledge. ADHD children require the supplies to develop focus and attention, self-evaluation, language and math skills, and organization abilities. The development delays need an emphasis on promoting gross and fine motor skills, language, and cognitive skills. With that said, by applying for the Donor Choice Fund, I aim to deliver the best quality special education and assist children in achieving the most prominent academic results.