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By using a variety of visual timers throughout the day, students who are on the Autism Spectrum and that have other attention disorders will be able to learn how to effectively manage their time and understand how to handle transitions throughout the day in a more calm and positive manner.

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School:
Safety Harbor Elementary School 
Subject:
Special Needs Students 
Teacher:
Susan Happel 
 
Ryan Szabo, Bethany Freeman, Deborah McVeigh 
Students Impacted:
25 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
February 11, 2016

Investors

Thank you to the following investors for funding this grant.

 

Bright House Networks - $500.00

Pinellas Education Foundation - $428.30

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Goal

By using a variety of visual timers throughout the day, students who are on the Autism Spectrum and that have other attention disorders will be able to learn how to effectively manage their time and understand how to handle transitions throughout the day in a more calm and positive manner. 

 

What will be done with my students

Students will be taught time management skills using visual timers during different activities in order to know how to organize their efforts for tasks and activities. Students will taught to advocate for themselves when it is time to transition to a new activity and through the use of visual timers, they will improve their knowledge of math skills in learning how to tell time.  

 

Benefits to my students

By having a variety of visual timers and schedules available for the Autistic unit, the Autistic staff can be better prepared to handle student behaviors during times of transitions that may not be as structured such as lunch time, riding the bus, assemblies and going to and from therapies. Having the wrist watch style visual timer and scheduler will also help general education teachers and students manage time for assignments in a more appropriate fashion. These wrist schedulers will also helpl promote student independence throughout the day. The wrist watch timers are less obtrusive for older students who function out in mainstream classes and are easier for assistants and teachers of younger students to manage their class on the go. By being able to share these timers with general education teachers it will help our Autistic staff maintain continued support for them and our students when they are out in the general education classes. 

 

Describe the Students

Our students fall anywhere from high functioning Autistic students to low functioning on the spectrum. There are students who have difficulty in math skills and especially with understanding the abstract concept of passing time. Some of our students are non-verbal and have multiple disabilities and sensory issues. They range from Kindergarten through 5th grade and there is at least one student in every grade level that goes out to mainstream classes for part of the day. 

 

Budget Narrative

The budget will be used to provide a variety of supportive visual scheduling tools for all Autistic grade levels throughout the school to support students both in mainstream classes and self-contained classes.
2 large timers @ $59.90
2 large timers with handles @ $63.00
6 3inch timers @ $21.86 =$131.10
5 8inch timers @ $25.25= $126.25
3 Small Watch Plus timers @ $67.95= $203.85
2 Large Watch Plus timers @ $70.25= $140.50
6 Flip & Communicate Wrist Wraps @ $33.95= $203.70 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 2 Time Timer Plus $63.00
2 2 Original Time Timer 12in $59.90
3 6 Original Time Timer 3in $131.10
4 5 Original Time Timer 8in $126.25
5 3 Time Timer Watch Plus Small $203.85
6 2 Time Timer Watch Plus Large $140.50
7 6 Flip & Communicate Wrist Wrap $203.70
  Total: $928.30

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