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Does your child's school have a sensory room?

Posted by on Nov. 11, 2016 at 2:50 PM
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We had parent teacher conference at Ashton's school today (it went awesome!) and we got to see the new sensory room that was suggested by Ashton's behavioral therapist to his teacher and special Ed director. His teacher said its a work in progress but Ashton loves it. He gets to go there as needed but also has scheduled times as well.. It has helped him academically, his progress has gone way up (in every subject) since they added this room. It's a small room but it works! Usually no more than 2 kids are in there at a time and sometimes it's just Ashton and one of his paras.. Because Ashton has high sensory needs this has been something he has come to enjoy about school (his previous school had one as well).. He's in 5th grade and at public school for those wondering. He has the sweetest autism support teacher I have ever met and his mainstream teacher is also super nice and a reading specialist who has taken an interest in Ashton and works well with the support teacher.

I was just wondering if your kids had sensory rooms or areas at their school and what kind of school they attend.
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patnic
by Bronze Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 5:03 PM
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Yes.

SamMom912
by Platinum Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 5:36 PM
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Yes. Sam gets to use it whenever necessary also when he needs quiet time its open for him.
Ralgj
by April on Nov. 11, 2016 at 5:45 PM
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My son goes to an ABA center for school. It has a sensory room. He loves it.

Happy to hear you had a great conference. It's awesome they are understanding towards Ashton's sensory needs!!
Macphee
by Silver Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 6:37 PM
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Our sped room has a swing, trampoline, straws and a body sock. They are adding some stuff, I finally convinced the principal. He gets scheduled sensory breaks and when meltdowns happen to decompress.
Charizma77
by Carissa on Nov. 11, 2016 at 7:17 PM
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Thanks, I wasn't too worried about r since Ashton's iep was only a few weeks ago but it was even more encouraging than I had anticipated. It was great seeing the progress he made in just the few weeks since his iep. This was a big transition this year so it's nice that he's so happy at school and doing well.

Quoting Ralgj: My son goes to an ABA center for school. It has a sensory room. He loves it.

Happy to hear you had a great conference. It's awesome they are understanding towards Ashton's sensory needs!!
SamMom912
by Platinum Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 7:20 PM
I hear the right classroom/placement makes ALL the difference. 😭

Quoting Charizma77: Thanks, I wasn't too worried about r since Ashton's iep was only a few weeks ago but it was even more encouraging than I had anticipated. It was great seeing the progress he made in just the few weeks since his iep. This was a big transition this year so it's nice that he's so happy at school and doing well.

Quoting Ralgj: My son goes to an ABA center for school. It has a sensory room. He loves it.

Happy to hear you had a great conference. It's awesome they are understanding towards Ashton's sensory needs!!
rebecca_new_mom
by Gold Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 8:30 PM

Not at Ethan's school :-/

Charizma77
by Carissa on Nov. 11, 2016 at 9:18 PM
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And I was expecting to fight this year.. I was so upset with our district for moving him back to the district a year early but he told me he's happier here because the teachers are nicer. He told me he never wants to go back to his old school. Here I thought he really likes his old school but I guess it was mostly me that liked it because apparently I'm the one that doesn't like change ;)
Hoping Sam finds his right placement as well!

Quoting SamMom912: I hear the right classroom/placement makes ALL the difference. 😭

Quoting Charizma77: Thanks, I wasn't too worried about r since Ashton's iep was only a few weeks ago but it was even more encouraging than I had anticipated. It was great seeing the progress he made in just the few weeks since his iep. This was a big transition this year so it's nice that he's so happy at school and doing well.

Quoting Ralgj: My son goes to an ABA center for school. It has a sensory room. He loves it.

Happy to hear you had a great conference. It's awesome they are understanding towards Ashton's sensory needs!!
Charizma77
by Carissa on Nov. 11, 2016 at 9:20 PM
Do you think it would benefit him? Maybe they would set something up for him if it would help.

Quoting rebecca_new_mom:

Not at Ethan's school :-/

rebecca_new_mom
by Gold Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 9:43 PM
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I think he's doing ok for now.

Quoting Charizma77: Do you think it would benefit him? Maybe they would set something up for him if it would help.
Quoting rebecca_new_mom:

Not at Ethan's school :-/


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