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 MULTI-SENSORY CLASSROOMS

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At Eureka! Inclusive, we understand the need for our school environment to be as universally designed as our curriculum. Our multi-sensory classroom environments are designed to enhance multi-modal learning opportunities and provide a truly integrated educational experience. The learning that occurs within a multimodal environment is significant and the experience rich and meaningful. To further support whole brain/whole body learning concepts and language, The Zones of Regulation[1] are implemented throughout the classroom and school environment. The Zones of Regulation reinforce the use of a Universally Designed framework and cognitive behavior management strategies. This enables students to be comfortably engaged within their areas of intellectual strengths, and also receive support with any learning  and sensory challenges the might face. This approach maximizes intellectual capabilities and sensory/emotional regulatory capabilities and minimizes an array of barriers that may prevent a child from participating and accessing curricula. Creating shared spaces conducive to living and learning for all students is critical to the universally designed environment.

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"The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design."—Center for Universal Design

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[1] Kuypers, L.M. (2011). The zones of regulation ®: A curriculum designed to foster self-regulation and emotional control. San Jose, CA: Social Thinking Publishing.

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