When students learn how to regulate their bodies and calm themselves, they are happier, ready to learn and empowered for the rest of their lives. HEF is partnering with Glen Lake to expand the school’s current offerings to purposefully and proactively address sensory dysregulation for any student who needs a quiet space or sensory input such as a weighted vest, to focus or calm themselves. This new ‘sensory space’, part of the existing motor room, is a valuable break for students as they learn to understand their own needs and the best ways to self-regulate. The goal is for students to leave the motor room happy, calm, focused and ready to learn, and to spend more quality time in their regular classroom.
Glen Lake Elementary
Submitter: Sher Unruh-Friesen