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Fostering Inclusion With a Student-Designed Sensory Path

When kids collaborated on making a sensory path for their school, what started as an occupational therapy zone became a welcoming, playful space that benefited all students.

March 31, 2022

STEM teacher Kyley Longo-McGarvey loved the idea of creating a sensory path at her school, Myers Elementary—but what makes this path extra-special is that her students designed it, in collaboration with their peers in special education. Because of the pandemic, notes occupational therapist Wendy Bush, “We’re seeing more dysregulation in the kids.” So, not only will Myers’s sensory path be used for kids with sensory needs; it’s a place where any kid can blow off some steam.

If you’d rather purchase predesigned sensory path decals for your school, TheSensoryPath.com is a great resource.

Myers Elementary School

Public, Suburban
Grades K-4
Bellwood, PA

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