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N. Tonawanda, NY: Elem school's "sensory room"...'calming space' for kids

Mar 28, 2019, Niagara Frontier Publications, Grand Island, NY: Spruce Elementary sensory room funded by Remember Ryan grant https://www.wnypapers.com/news/article/current/2019/03/28/136505/spruce-elementary-sensory-room-funded-by-remember-ryan-grant North Tonawanda’s kindergarten-grade three elementary school, Spruce Elementary, received funding from the Remember Ryan Foundation to create a sensory room. Social worker Amy Gorman and school counselors Alyssa Gierke and Christopher Zon worked to create a sensory room designed to help students regulate their emotions. Our goal was to create a calming room to help students stay in control of their emotions in a safe and controlled environment, so they are able to transition back to class,” Gierke said. … The sensory room is a therapeutic and recreational room designed to provide stimulation through auditory and visual relaxation. …The school nicknamed the room the “Calming Space.”…