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(UK) Scotland: Helensburgh SPED school adds $29K (US) sensory room; "place of calm"

Mar 22, 2019, (UK) Helensburgh Advertiser: Parklands pupils jumping for joy at new sensory room https://www.helensburghadvertiser.co.uk/news/17521187.parklands-pupils-jumping-for-joy-at-new-sensory-room/ A HELENSBURGH school dedicated to supporting children with complex special educational needs has been boosted by the near-£22,000 [$29K US Dollars] refurbishment of its sensory room. Parklands School, in Charlotte Street, received grant funding from the charity Spifox, which works to raise funds for disadvantaged children and young people in Scotland, enabling the purchase of equipment and the provision of facilities for better care and support. The upgraded sensory room combines an interactive floor mat with fibre optic lights and offers children enhanced learning opportunities as well as fun games and activities. … Gwen added: “The sensory room may be a place of fun for our pupils but staff see it as another context for learning. “The curricular content can be modified in line with areas being covered in each class and the room also provides an area where we can develop the sensory experience for our pupils as many are affected by sensory processing difficulties. “The sound and lighting system throughout the room allows it to be a place of calm and tranquillity or a place to stimulate all senses. …