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Low Tech Kit. Margarita Gomez July 7, 2009 JHU Low Incidence BJ Gallagher. Large Calculator. Cost: $5.00 Purchase Location: Five Below

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Low tech kit

Low Tech Kit

Margarita Gomez

July 7, 2009

JHU Low Incidence

BJ Gallagher

Large calculator

Large Calculator

  • Cost: $5.00

  • Purchase Location: Five Below

  • Description/Uses: A calculator with large numbers can help a student with visual impairments or fine motor difficulties see/touch the numbers, and use a calculator to compute math problems.

Easy grip scissors

Easy Grip Scissors

  • Cost: $12.95

  • Purchase Location:


  • Description/Uses: These scissors enable students who have fine motor difficulties, low tone, weak grip, or are left-handed to actively participate in cutting activities.



  • Cost: $19.79

  • Purchase Location: Staples

  • Description/Uses: Velcro can be used to increase communication for non-verbal or students with limited verbal skills with the use of picture communication symbols (choice menus, topic boards, communication boards, behavior charts, communication notebooks)

Repositionable clear contact cover

Repositionable Clear Contact Cover

  • Cost: 18" x 9 ft.-$2.59 18" x 9 ft.-$

  • Purchase Location: http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?product=16955&keyword=con-tact

  • Description/Uses: Can be used to quickly laminate PCS, pictures, papers, index cards etc. to make them more durable for daily/repeated classroom use.

Crossover pencil grip

Crossover Pencil Grip

  • Cost: $1.79

  • Purchase Location: http://www.thepencilgrip.com/dyn_prodlist.php?k=27440

  • Description/Uses: Can be used to gently guide students’ fingers in the proper position for gripping (pencils, pens, crayons, markers etc.) during coloring/writing activities.

Magnetic tape

Magnetic Tape

  • Cost: $1.99

  • Purchase Location: The Container Store

  • Description/Uses: Can be use to make pictures, paper, words, index cards, PCS, etc. magnetic.

Wikki stix


  • Cost: $5.95

  • Purchase Location: http://www.budgetartkids.com/wikki-primary-colors.html

  • Description/Uses: Can be used to create removable/tactile borders or lines during writing activities.

Reading guide

Reading Guide

  • Cost: $1.50

  • Purchase Location: http://www.onionmountaintech.com/item.php?id=474

  • Description/Uses: Can be used to help students track lines/individual words while they read. (Can be made at home by cutting a square/rectangle out of the middle of a color index card)

Pocket magnifier

Pocket Magnifier

  • Cost: $2.95

  • Purchase Location: http://www.onionmountaintech.com/item.php?id=471

  • Description/Uses: Can be used for students who have visual or focusing needs during any activity.

Large liquid glue pen

Large Liquid Glue Pen

  • Cost: $1.97

  • Purchase Location: A.C. Moore

  • Description/Uses: Can be used to increase grip strength and fine motor skills. It enables students to participate in pasting activities.



  • Cost: $1.00

  • Purchase Location: Dollar Tree

  • Description/Uses: Can be used to help students transition from one activity to another more smoothly.

Individual white board

Individual White Board

  • Cost: $1.00

  • Purchase Location: Dollar Tree

  • Description/Uses: Can be used during reading /writing activities, communication, etc for students who have fine motor difficulties, low tone.

Sensory balls

Sensory Balls

  • Cost: $1.00 each

  • Purchase Location: Dollar Tree

  • Description/Uses: Can be used to address the sensory needs of students. Can be used as a reward/structured break.

Magnetic inkjet paper

Magnetic Inkjet Paper

  • Cost: $10.00 for 4 Sheets

  • Purchase Location: http://www.onionmountaintech.com/item.php?id=515

  • Description/Uses: Magnetic inkjet paper can be used to make large or small magnets quickly and easily. The magnets can be used on a magnetic dry erase board or metal tray for visual schedules, choice boards, word exploration, number/letter matching etc.

Triangle pencil

Triangle Pencil

  • Cost: $4.24 Dozen

  • Purchase Location: https://www.shop4officeproducts.com/itemdetails.aspx?&item=DIX22500

  • Description/Uses: Can be used to facilitate correct grip for handwriting.

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