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(UK) SPED school added sensory room for anxious autistic kids

Mar 25, 2018, (UK) Maidenhead Advertiser: New Dorney school creates safe learning space for children in care https://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/gallery/education/129231/new-dorney-school-creates-safe-learning-space-for-children-in-care.html The head of a new school for young people in care says it aims to put each child at the centre of everything it does. Stephen Rodgers is head of education at the Eton Dorney Residential School, which has room to house six young people and 18 day spaces for 10 to 18-year-olds. … The school, which opened at the start of the month, is one of seven owned by Calcot Services for Children (CSFC). … Inside, Natalie showed off the sensory room, which is used if a child is anxious and is a place to reassure them. “These children can be in the care system for a number of reasons including learning and behavioural difficulties,” said Natalie. “So most sessions are one-on-one or in small groups with therapeutic learning and music and art sessions.” … Natalie has been with CSFC for over 18 months, trained as a learning disability nurse and then went on to specialise in working with young people with autism. …