My students need sensory tools, including a rocking bowl and Squoosh.
Do you know what it is like to have a sensory processing disorder? To not be able to react to the environment appropriately? Many of my students have sensory processessing disorder, specifically to their vestibular sensory system.
My students are a group of very special students who learn in a self-contained classroom for children with moderate/severe disabilities.
Some of our students have Autism, while others have Down Syndrome and some have severe physical needs and visual impairments. Our school is an elementary school with about 90% free/reduced lunch rate, so there is little funding available for the "extra" things in my classroom. My students require lots of movement breaks and frequent breaks to play (in order to teach appropriate developmental/play skills). Our students need adaptive toys, adapted materials for learning and sensory items to help them throughout thier academic day. Most of my students have sensory processing disorder and would benefit from integrating a sensory diet in order to improve behavior and daily functioning.
We are requesting a rocking bowl which will allow kids to rock and use thier balance in a safe way. The Squoosh will allow our students to position, cradle and allow a squeezing sensation. These items will help with thier vestibular sensory processing by allowing rocking movements.
This project is important to our kids so that we can integrate a sensory diet into thier daily routines.
These materials will help thier vestibular system by creating a sense of calm and balance.
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