I teach moderate to severely disabled students in a special school that is in an inclusion setting. That is, we are a separate program but are housed in the regular high school setting. Our students have many kinds of disabilities, some have Downs Syndrome, some have other kinds of cognitive disabilities, some have severe Autism, and others have chromosomal abnormalities. All of our students have significant educational challenges and have an IEP plan. All of them are wonderful to work with and have unique talents and strengths. I love coming to work each and every day!
I would like to request light filters for my special education classroom.
I have a classroom where I teach moderate and severe special education students; this includes students with cerebral palsy, severe autism and Downs Syndrome.
These light filters will help soften the lighting in my interior room and make it more appropriate for the needs of my student's unique learning goals. I am unable to change the lights in the classroom - they are hard wired - but I can soften them with these overlays that will make the classroom both more soothing and more welcoming. This will appeal to students with autism and other learning disabilities and lessen such things as headaches, mental fatigue and visual distortion.
I also added some sensory items that my fidgety students need to use for times when they have trouble sitting still and when my student with autism needs something for more 'stim'.
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