Building Self Regulation Strategies Grant – $500

Christine Halverson from the District Department of Special Services and Special Education Teacher Andrew Bowes who work in Meadowbrook Elementary School’s RISE Program recognize that funding awarded through this Building Self Regulation Strategies Grant will assist their K-6th grade students in building community, trust and safety in their school environments and lead to more positive peer interactions and an increase in side-by-side learning. 

Working to increase self-regulation and fine motor skills through non-traditional regulation activities and strengthening, the Building Self Regulation Strategies Grant aims to equip students with adequate sensory support that they can use throughout the day and in small groups to achieve better emotional regulation. These measures allow them to attend a greater percentage of their general education classes and experience fewer behavioral overloads and outbursts. 

Since most RISE students have likely experienced trauma, find it difficult to trust teachers and staff as well as form peer relationships, they struggle to feel comfortable and regulated while they are in school, a place that should feel safe, hence the need for measures greater than typical classroom accommodations and general special education instruction.

 

 

Awarded Fall 2022
Meadowbrook Elementary School
Submitter: Christine Halverson from ESC Department of Special Services and Special Education Teacher Andrew Bowes

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