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  • IS 27 Anning S Prall
  • Staten Island, NY
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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My students often display emotional outbursts due to their frustration at not being able to meet the academic demands that they face on a daily basis. With this project I hope to be able to give them a safe space where they can safely calm down and regain their focus when they are feeling overwhelmed. As an occupational therapist it is my responsibility to identify why a student may be struggling and to help them come up with solutions to overcome such struggles. My students this year are having a very difficult time coping with a very frustrating curriculum. Secondary to their diagnosis, they experience severe sensory and emotional regulation deficits. When they are faced with a challenge they will often melt down and unable to fully participate in their classroom. Unfortunately, they can sometimes become a danger to themselves and others. Your donation to this project will provide my students with a room divider and bean bag chairs. These items will create a safe and secure space where they can go to calm down when they are feeling overwhelmed. It seems like such a simple thing, however I cannot emphasize enough what a difference having a calming area will make in their daily lives. I cannot wait to see my students utilize this area as they grow and learn how to better manage their emotions.

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My students often display emotional outbursts due to their frustration at not being able to meet the academic demands that they face on a daily basis. With this project I hope to be able to give them a safe space where they can safely calm down and regain their focus when they are feeling overwhelmed. As an occupational therapist it is my responsibility to identify why a student may be struggling and to help them come up with solutions to overcome such struggles. My students this year are having a very difficult time coping with a very frustrating curriculum. Secondary to their diagnosis, they experience severe sensory and emotional regulation deficits. When they are faced with a challenge they will often melt down and unable to fully participate in their classroom. Unfortunately, they can sometimes become a danger to themselves and others. Your donation to this project will provide my students with a room divider and bean bag chairs. These items will create a safe and secure space where they can go to calm down when they are feeling overwhelmed. It seems like such a simple thing, however I cannot emphasize enough what a difference having a calming area will make in their daily lives. I cannot wait to see my students utilize this area as they grow and learn how to better manage their emotions.

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