Jefferson Primary School in Vandalia recently announced that Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, donated $800 toward the purchase of communication-enhancing software for the speech-language department.
This grant originated with a request from Nate Prater, account manager, through Pioneer Community Investment. The funds will be directed toward the speech-language therapy department.
The grant will specifically be used to purchase Boardmaker software for the school’s speech-language pathologists.
Jefferson Primary School has two speech-language pathologists who provide speech-language therapy to students identified with speech and language delays and disorders.
The software allows each therapist to make customized communication systems, picture schedules and teaching aids for students on their caseloads who require picture-based systems to communicate and participate in classroom activities.
“This software is going to be extremely helpful for us as we develop communication materials for our students," said Kim Peppler, speech-language pathologist.
"We are so grateful to Pioneer for providing us with this grant."
As the philanthropic arm of Pioneer, Community Investment makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees.
Consideration for Community Outreach grants are given to communities where Pioneer representatives, employees and customers live and work, and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.