Northeast Bradford School District recently received a grant from the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools to benefit the district’s life skills students. Special Education teacher Terri Allen applied for the $300 grant to help establish multi-sensory areas for life skills students at the elementary and high schools.
Multisensory environments are designed to promote intellectual activity and to encourage relaxation in students with cognitive impairments. They are designated spaces where sensory stimulation, such as lighting, sensory objects, tactile variances, sound effects, etc., can be managed and controlled.
NEB Superintendent William Clark said, “We are grateful for the opportunity to apply for this grant and thankful to PARSS.”
The Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Smalls Schools advocates for quality education for all children by representing rural education with state decision-makers and by assisting rural school districts with resources to help manage the unique issues faced by small and isolated schools. For more information, visit www.parss.org.
Download news release (PDF): News-release-Grant-PARSS