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1. To provide an atmosphere to heighten awareness through increased sensory stimulation.
2. To provide an opportunity for students to explore and encourage activity in a multi- sensory environment.
3. To provide non-instructional activities that promote success, (failure free), and facilitate various types of communicative interactions.
4. To have a calming effect on each student with carry over outside of the multi-sensory room for self-regulation needs.

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Multi -sensory room

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School:
Paul B. Stephens 
Subject:
Special Needs Students 
Teacher:
Vera Sheremeta 
 
IIeana Liss, Eva Sawyer,MaryJo Ferretti, Darlene Guckenberger, Jennifer Spence, Cindy Long,  
Students Impacted:
80 
Grade:
6-8 
Date:
June 2, 2014

Investors

Thank you to the following investors for funding this grant.

 

Mike Plato of Chop Shop - $352.00

Jim Towers, Jr. - $100.00

Kiwanis Club of Largo- Mid Pinellas - $100.00

Lokey Nissan - $500.00

Sheri Spell - $25.00

Pryor Family - $20.00

Gail Cox - $30.00

Ajax Building Corporation - $500.00

Joshua Bomstein - $100.00

Darlene Guckenberger - $100.00

Janet Rawl - $30.00

Cate Waller and Ileana Liss - $40.00

Patty Bell - $50.00

Kathy Watson - $25.00

Janelle Jenkins - $44.00

- $64.53

Walter & Vera Sheremeta - $28.00

Mindy Bunce - $100.00

Kiwanis Club of Safety Harbor INC - $300.00

Bright House Network - $1,000.00

The Pinellas Education Foundation - $1,167.47

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Goal

1. To provide an atmosphere to heighten awareness through increased sensory stimulation.
2. To provide an opportunity for students to explore and encourage activity in a multi- sensory environment.
3. To provide non-instructional activities that promote success, (failure free), and facilitate various types of communicative interactions.
4. To have a calming effect on each student with carry over outside of the multi-sensory room for self-regulation needs.
 

 

What will be done with my students

The multi-sensory environment is modeled after a "Snoozelen room" and will allow the student to explore and experience at their own level in an artificial environment created to stimulate the senses. The stimulation can be controlled and presented in isolation or combination, it is for either active or passive interaction. 

 

Benefits to my students

1. Leisure and relaxation (encourages each student with their senses in a non-instructed approach, promotes self-regulating techniques).
2. Stimulating environment (encourages activity, eye contact, tactile input and verbal responses).
3.Interactive (empowers students to take control over their environment, develops cause and effect, develops motor skills, promotes independence).


 

 

Describe the Students

Our (ASD) Autistic students are mostly non verbal and have significant problems in redirecting their behavior when unable to communicate a want or need. Frustration in the inability to have control often leads to behavior outburst. The therapy team, behavior team, and Paul B. Stephens teachers are working in collaboration to teach these students self- regulating techniques.


 

 

Budget Narrative

These items are quotes out of TFH Special Needs Toys, www.specialneedstoys.com. The equipment is specially made to interact with each other and allow students control in a sensory friendly environment. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 wireless color controller (1) $399.00
2 wireless receiver (1) $179.00
3 Giant Interactive (1) $2,199.00
4 interactive Hurricane (1) $1,899.00
  Total: $4,676.00

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