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Calhoun Cty, AL: Elem school adds "sensory room"; 'calm down time' for students

April 15, 2019, ABC33/40, Birmingham, AL: Sensory room added to DeArmanville Elementary School https://abc3340.com/news/local/sensory-room-added-to-dearmanville-elementary-school CALHOUN COUNTY, Ala. — For some students, staying focused at school can be a task. DeArmanville Elementary School in Calhoun County just unveiled its newest resource to help. The school now has a sensory room. It has bean bag chairs, lights, and other toys and trinkets. It's designed to help calm students who may be feeling anxious during the school day. … "If they are getting anxious or they just need some time to relax then they can actually have students come in here and have some calm down time," Principal Amy Copeland at DeArmanville Elementary School said. "Like I said they can get back to class and be focused on their work."…