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Springdale, AR: New middle school sensory room lets SPED kids release anxiety

Aug 5, 2018, Fox 16, Little Rock, AR: Middle School in Springdale Provides Space for Those with Special Needs https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/middle-school-in-springdale-provides-space-for-those-with-special-needs/1348269269 It's almost time for kids to head back to class, and one middle school in Springdale has built a space for kids who need a little more attention outside of the classroom. At Senora Middle School you will see many dark classrooms in the summer, when school hasn't yet started, but one room is planning to stay dark most of the year to help kids with special needs. … Marleah Hannaford, a Special Needs Teacher, says the room releases their anxiety, and gives them an opportunity to learn, and looking around the room, you will see a lot of sensory teaching tools, dim lighting, and comforting sounds. … The teachers who built this room say they are encouraged for how this space will help them nurture and include all of their students in the learning process, which is music to many parents' ears whose children need an alternative learning space.