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Bardstown, KY: Schools add "another sensory room"; reduces agitation/anxiety

Dec 20, 2018 Bardstown, KY, Kentucky Standard: Bardstown Schools looks to add sensory room https://www.kystandard.com/content/bardstown-schools-looks-add-sensory-room Bardstown City Schools is looking to add another sensory room to its campuses with the help of a 2019 WHAS Crusade for Children grant, an application for which was approved at the Board of Education’s Tuesday afternoon meeting. For the last several years, grants have been used to improve school and play access for children with special needs. Past projects have included a new playground space at the elementary school, an accessible indoor play area for preschool students and a sensory room at the middle school. The new sensory room, also called a Snoezelen Room, would be placed at the Bardstown Early Childhood Education Center, the district’s preschool facility…. The rooms include items such as light curtains, rainbow tubes, learning panels and other items designed to provide a therapeutic environment to reduce agitation and anxiety, which can be beneficial to children with autism or developmental and behavioral disabilities. In addition to creating a new sensory room, the grant would also help provide updates to an existing sensory room at Bardstown Primary School, which was built with grant funds in 2011. The amount requested to complete both projects is a little more than $38,000. …