Dec 18, 2019, Tabor, AB: Lethbridge News: “Sensory room” being built at Taber’s St. Mary School https://lethbridgenewsnow.com/2019/12/18/sensory-room-being-built-at-tabers-st-mary-school/ Overwhelmed students in Taber will soon have a new way of calming themselves down and back into a mindset where they can learn. Associate Principal Mark DeJong says staff at St. Mary School are working on creating a sensory room…. While students with autism and other sensory disabilities will certainly benefit from the inclusion of this room, it can be used to help any vulnerable students. Anxiety is another issue that many youths struggle with…. …so it could be for anyone who’s just having an off day or for kids who have autism.”… He estimates that they will need around $5,600 to finish putting the sensory room together….
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.