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Help me give my students access to sensory items such as light tubes and fidgets to help them focus and self-regulate in a world which can sometimes be overwhelming!
My students are challenged on a daily basis by things that other students their age may not experience. I teach in an elementary self-contained special education classroom with students who have academic and social challenges, but you would never know it upon entering our classroom! These students are hard workers and show me every day what it means to be persistent. Whether it is a student with autism or Down Syndrome, they all have one thing in common. They want to succeed and be included with their peers.
My students are curious, energetic, and believe in the power of a great hug!
They are full of energy and personality. When you walk into our Dr. Seuss themed classroom you are greeted by the sweetest smiles and a warm welcome.
The school environment can be overwhelming for students with special needs. Light tubes, calming sound machines, and objects with different textures can help an anxious child focus on their learning. In our classroom, we use half of the overhead fluorescent lights and use small lamps and light screens.
My students need a variety of sensory tools to help them focus on their goals.
A typical child is able to filter out excess noise, light, and sound, however, students who are on the autism spectrum or a student with Down Syndrome may struggle to achieve academic goals simply because there is too much going on around them.
Imagine a world where you are keenly aware of every sight, sound, and texture to the point of being too distracted to complete your school work. Or having daily anxiety caused by changing schedules, fire drills, or even a substitute teacher! The tools I am requesting would be used daily by multiple students for a variety of reasons. I want to help my students learn as much as possible while they are in my class. If this can be accomplished by allowing them a sensory break to watch bubbles in a lamp or play quietly with a chain made of plastic links, I feel it is my job to give them every advantage available. These students are amazing little people and though they may not be able to explain how they are feeling, they will learn to use these available resources to manage their feelings independently which is a win, win situation! I cannot follow them beyond fifth grade, but I will do my best to prepare them for a successful future in a sometimes hectic world!
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|SensoryMoon 3.9 ft Bubble Tube Floor Lamp w 10 Fish, 20 Color Remote and Tall Water Tower Tank is Best LED Aqua Night Light for Kids Bedroom, Autism or Fake Aquarium Column Stand for Living Room Decor • Amazon Business||$119.00||1||$119.00|
|Travel Busy Board Toddler Toy For Boy Montessori For Girls Toy For Autism Gift Activity Board Sensory Toys - Made In Vietnam • Amazon Business||$59.99||1||$59.99|
|Sensory Diet Behavior and Body Awareness Flash Card Deck - Super Duper Educational Learning Toy for Kids • Amazon Business||$34.95||1||$34.95|
|SpringFly 030 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Ball/Mesh and Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape • Amazon Business||$19.99||1||$19.99|
|The Original Fidget - Aqua & Silver Square Sequin Pillow Fidget Toy for Sensory Therapy to Relieve Stress and Increase Focus for Adults and Kids. Helps with ADHD ADD Autism by Little Monkey- 1S • Amazon Business||$13.99||1||$13.99|
|BeYumi Slow Rising Toy, Kawaii Hamburger, Fries, Pineapple, Popcorn, Drinks Set Meal Squishy Cream Scented Decompression Squeeze Toys for Collection Gift, Decorative Props Large or Stress Relief • Amazon Business||$12.99||1||$12.99|
|D-FantiX Rainbow Puzzle Ball Cube Magic Rainbow Ball Bundle Stress Reliever Fidget Ball Fidget Toys for Kids Set of 2 • Amazon Business||$9.99||1||$9.99|
|Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids Set - Roller Chain Fidget Toy + Flippy Chain Stress Reducer + 20 Silicone Rings - 6 Customizable Colors for Flippy - Anxiety / ADHD Fidget Toys for Adults and Kids • Amazon Business||$8.55||1||$8.55|
|Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business||$8.47||1||$8.47|
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