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."…
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.