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More teachers to start using sensory kits in classrooms

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Students at Westside Elementary will soon be seeing sensory-friendly objects in all of the classrooms.

Principal James Scott noticed some teachers using the specific items and decided to get all of the teachers involved.

Scott said he sees a growing number of students that have special sensory needs.

One teacher who uses fidget kits during class said she sees an overall improvement in her classroom.

Lindsey Marshall said her students are less agitated and not over-stimulated. She said they actually seem more focused.

“Some that haven’t implemented any sensory before, I have seen that the teachers are able to get a better rapport with them in order to get them to stay on task,” Marshall said. “In turn, if they’re on task, academics would increase with that.”

Scott said they are actually organizing a designated sensory room.

He also hopes to provide every teacher with a sensory fidget kit. 

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