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Coon Rapids, MN: Sensory room part of "sensory learning program"

Nov 4, 2017, Coon Rapids, MN, Morrison County Record: UAS adds sensory room to meet students’ sensory needs https://www.hometownsource.com/morrison_county_record/uas-adds-sensory-room-tomeetstudents-needs/article_c2f90a6a-c0bb-11e7-9dd6-17afaaec4963.html Every student learns differently. Some are able to retain information by sitting still in a regular classroom setting. Other students learn better by doing something physical while they are listening, such as fidgeting with a pencil or using “thinking putty,” said Amber Kalthoff, special education teacher and Title I interventionist at Upsala Area Schools (UAS). Last year, the UAS developed a sensory learning program to help students. But with a grant from the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), the school is able to offer students an even stronger program. As part of the program, UAS added a sensory room recently. Even though the room is located in the elementary school section, it is available to all students who need it. …