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(UK) Grantham: Special needs school opens new sensory room; cost: $15,000 (US)

April 26, 2018, (UK) Grantham Journal: Grantham special needs school opens sensory room after raising £11,000 https://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/education/grantham-special-needs-school-opens-sensory-room-after-raising-11-000-1-8477583 A special needs school in Grantham has opened a new sensory room. … The new interactive room provides a space for the pupils to engage and explore the environment, increasing their ability to react and interact with the larger world around them. Sensory Learning is an instrumental part of the learning process for special needs pupils, providing another way to learn skills through sensory interaction. … Katie Bennington, Chair of FOSA, said: “It was wonderful to be invited to the official opening of Sandon’s new sensory room. As always there was a fantastic atmosphere in the school and it was very clear that the money FOSA donated has been put to exceptionally good use. The sensory room is an excellent addition to the school and will benefit both current and future pupils.” … They cater for pupils between the ages of three and 19 with moderate to severe learning difficulties and complex needs. The pupils’ needs are wide ranging; many are on the autistic spectrum, with others having ADHD and varying degrees of developmental delay, and some with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.