I teach 5 to 10 year olds with a variety of intellectual, physical, and sensory impairments in our schools special education program. My students are focusing their time in school on learning the skills they need to be successful; that looks different for every student. We work with each student and their family individually to help them communicate what their goals and visions for their futures are.
What I love most about my students is how hard they work everyday despite the challenges they face!
The sensory room is designed to provide a safe space for students. The room is used to help students develop important life skills such as de-escalation strategies, tracking, gross and fine motor skills.
The crash pad is an important part of the sensory space as it can be used as a soft landing zone for kids who crave sensory input.
The benefits of the crash pad do not stop at the sensory room the pad can also be used as a giant bean bag for reading and relaxing. Many students need different types sensory stimulation, the crash pad will provide that for students in a safe way.
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