The Sensory Room: Helping Students with Autism Focus and Learn

Sensory rooms are specially created environments created to provide an immersive sensory experience. For children on the autism spectrum, sensory rooms are designed to have a calming effect that reduces anxiety and improves focus.

This video is part of the Schools That Work series from Edutopia featuring Meriden Public Schools in Connecticut and the ways in which the district has redesigned its special education services.

You may also be interested in reading Edutopia’s article about sensory rooms, “Sensory Room 101.”

Source: Edutopia | The Sensory Room: Helping Students With Autism Focus and Learn, | ©2018 George Lucas Educational Foundation

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