Our Allied Health Team have created a new therapeutic space with a variety of equipment that provides our students with personalized sensory input— to reset, self-regulate, calm and focus themselves so they can be better prepared for learning and interacting with others.
Whilst looking at our Behaviour Interventions and Supports (SWPBS) program, As a staff, we realized we needed an instructional space, designed for students’ social-emotional and behavioral needs, that was accessible throughout the school day.
Our ‘Wellbeing Reset Space’ is similar to a sensory room or (sometimes called a “zone room”). Our space is a designated area within the school where a student may receive or exclude sensory input and work on self-regulating behaviour.
Our students will enjoy having a space designed for unwinding from emotions or developing coping skills, implementation posed by their individual challenges. From providing a stimulating environment our students will:
- Increase concentration and focus attention
- Heighten awareness and improve alertness
- Lead students to explore their environment
- Provide security
- Improve creativity
- Stimulate the sensory building blocks
- Promote social interactions
- Promote mental and physical relaxation – Stress levels drop dramatically
- Result in more calmness and lower aggressive behaviours
- Increase opportunity for choice and self-determination
- Improve communication and sharing
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