I have been working with students with special needs for several years, and I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life. I have watched reluctant learners blossom to become engaged students, seen the excitement in their faces when they have mastered a new skill, and celebrated every success with them along the way. There is no greater joy than to see students who once thought they could not realize that they absolutely can.
When asked what is the best part of teaching my students, my response is always this: THEY NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME!
Every day, they surpass the high expectations I set for them. They persevere despite the adversity they face; give 100% effort daily in their education; and make my career as an educator the most rewarding one I could have.
As we continue to learn more about our students and their sensory needs, we find that we are still searching for more ways to meet the variety of needs they have.
Apart from the visual, auditory, and olfactory senses that we would typically consider when attempting to meet student needs, we are continually finding that our students need more!
We requested the crash pad, sensory toys, and bubble tube to meet a wide range of needs with some big items.
Their bodies need tactile (touch) and position/movement stimulation on occasion, which can lead to some more difficult behaviors if these needs are not met. Our goal is to continue to find ways to meet these needs in productive and safe ways.
|Skil-Care Crash Pad - Jumbo Foam Mat For Kids (Without Optional Cover, 5' x 5') • Amazon Business||$173.20||1||$173.20|
|Sensory LED Bubble Tube - Fake Fish"Tank" - Floor Lamp with 7 Changing Light Colors - Stimulating Home and Office Décor - by Playlearn (Black) • Amazon Business||$125.00||1||$125.00|
|Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids - 5-pounds - Great Lap Weighted Blanket for Children with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder • Amazon Business||$49.99||1||$49.99|
|SANHO Yopo Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox, Medium,6-9 Years Old, 47''LX27''W Blue • Amazon Business||$26.99||1||$26.99|
|Abilitations Teacher's Pet Weighted Lap Dog, Dot, 3-1/2 Pounds • Amazon Business||$23.04||1||$23.04|
|Labvon 50 LEDs 17ft Globe String Light, Battery Powered 8 Modes Indoor/Outdoor Waterproof Decorative String Lights,with Remote & Timer, Multi Color • Amazon Business||$10.99||2||$21.98|
|Empty HB Sensory Bottles, 350mL, Set of 6 Bottles • Amazon Business||$18.85||1||$18.85|
|Sensory Spiky Set - 3 Spiky Fidget Rings & 3 Spiky Stress Balls - Best Sensory Fidget Toy for Kids with ADD, Autism, & Sensory Needs • Amazon Business||$10.99||1||$10.99|
|Sensory Ring and Fidget Toy | Soft, Flexible Ring and Rubber Spikes | Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety| Promotes Focus and Clarity | Children, Youth, Adults Sensory Toys • Amazon Business||$10.90||1||$10.90|
|BUNMO Stress Relief Toys for Special Needs Children - Stretchy Sensory Toys for Autistic Children / ADHD / Fidgets & Anxiety Toys for Adults - 6 Pack • Amazon Business||$8.99||1||$8.99|
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