Project Participate, Strategies for active inclusion.Click Here to View Text Version
Project Participate provides school-based teams with strategies to increase active participation of students with diverse needs in the classroom. Project Participate offers speech therapy, fine motor, homework, cerebral palsy, physical disabilities, AAC, augmentative communication, communication, socialization, life skills, switch, choice making, communication boards, low tech.

Gadgets & Gizmos

Photo of Wooden Dowel Marker SupportWooden Dowel Marker Support
Drill a half-inch hole into a wooden dowel, insert a marker, add two rubber washers to keep the marker secure and increase student participation in name writing or art assignments. Add a maker with letter or number stamps so student can practice writing the alphabet or counting.

Photo of Plastic MarkerholderPlaster Marker Holder
Instead of relying upon hand-over-hand assistance, enable students to select colors and recap makers independently with a weighted marker holder.  Find a plastic container that will hold a one inch base of plaster paris. Add plaster paris to the container, insert markers cap-end down and let the plaster harden.

Photo of Polaroid CameraPolaroid Camera
Photo essays make great alternatives to poster projects or term papers that entail lengthy detail or fine motor exertion. Polaroid cameras produce photos on the spot for instant satisfaction and results.  Students can use the cameras to document lab assignments or other research findings.

Cookie SheetCookie Worksheets
Cookie sheets and magnets give students with decreased motor skills the ability to participate in many writing tasks. Students can slide magnetic numbers into numerical order, sort by odd or even status, attempt greater than or less than problems or add, subtract or multiply in math class. In language arts, students can use alphabet magnets to participate in activities such as letter identification, matching upper and lowercase letters, or spelling tests.

Photo of Polaroid I-Zone CameraPolaroid I-zone Camera
Increase participation in classroom assignments or homework with this inexpensive camera that takes and develops small photos on the spot.  Insert special film with self-adhesive backing and attach photos easily to pages in binders, notebooks, poster paper or more!

PVC Pen Holder
Photo of PVC Pen HolderConstruct a pen or pencil holder from the PVC pipe available at most home improvement stores and enable students with a gross grasp to doodle, draw or compose other written work. Drill a 1/4 inch hole into the center of a PVC tee. Attach this PVC tee and another tee, to each end of a PVC Nipple. The parts are threaded and will screw together. Thread the thumb screw into the drill hole. Place a pencil, marker or paint brush into the tee and tighten with the thumb screw until secure.

JFK Partners

JFK Partners
University of Colorado Denver
13121 E. 17th Ave, C234
Aurora, CO 80045

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