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Brownsville, IL: SPED teachers 'excited' about new sensory room

Sept 7, 2018, Brownsville (IL) Herald: Sensory rooms bring smiles to special needs students https://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/education/sensory-rooms-bring-smiles-to-special-needs-students/article_86392cee-b2dd-11e8-bbeb-c39497ac625b.html “We are the first school district in the area to implement district-wide sensory rooms at all campuses that serve students with autism, developmental delays, and behavioral disorders in specialized classrooms,” said Griselda Wells, Los Fresnos CISD Director of Special Services. “Special education teachers are very excited to start using the sensory rooms to help their students learn self-regulation skills that will help them in the school, home and community settings.” The updated sensory curriculum provides a means of understanding, developing awareness and making sense of their surroundings. It seems to help children improve, use and integrate their visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, olfactory and kinesthetic awareness and skills. Classrooms have been modified to accommodate the new activities that are intended to enhance academic, behavioral, and motor skills…. Auditory activities include interactive bubble tubes, music and drums. Special education teachers and staff will supervise all sensory rooms.