Help me give my students a calming space to help them calm and focus so they are better prepared for learning and interacting with their peers.
This project expired on June 19, 2019.
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My students, who have varying disabilities strive each day to overcome challenges and face a world that is at times a scary place for them. They have taught me so much about life and have shown me that no matter what life throws at you, if you work hard you can overcome. They have taught me patience and to find joy in the small accomplishments. They bring so much joy to everyone they meet and make you look at life through a different lens!
As a pediatric occupational therapist working in a K-1 building, I am seeing the rising need to meet students' sensory needs to support their emotional regulation, self regulation and sensory needs in order to be full participants in their educational curriculum. Student's today are more likely to go home from school and sit in front of a screen and not go play outside where they climb, jump, play in the mud, dig in the dirt, roll and swing to develop their sensory systems; thus their bodies are less ready to learn.
These items will develop a space where students can retreat to throughout their day in order to reorganize and regulate so they can be better prepared for learning and interacting with their peers.
This space will be available for all students within the school and be a viable resource to the school community.
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