School Based Sensory Gym in the News
[Source: Salt Lake Tribune]
Whittier Elementary School in West Valley City has all the usual fixtures, from desks to whiteboards to a playground, but it also has the unexpected — a climbing wall, a disco ball and a zipline.
Its wing for special needs students includes a sensory room with multi-colored lights, a boom box with calming music, a vibrating mat and soft mats for jumping or resting. The nurse’s office has three full-time nurses and a host of medical equipment. The physical therapy room is typically used by about 20 students a day, but it serves up to 60 on busy days.
The abundant natural lighting, adjustable electric lighting, rubberized floors and split doors are designed to keep students with special needs safe and comfortable.
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