Orion Oaks is excited to bring a calming room and sensory paths to our building.
The purpose of a calming room is to help students regulate their emotions. When stress and anxiety rise, all humans struggle to make excellent choices. We struggle in having productive conversations, and we lose focus on the tasks that lie in front of us. The goal of our calming room will be to reduce negative sensory input and provide calming visual, auditory, and tactile experiences to help students destress, de-escalate, and emotionally reset.
Sensory paths are a colorful, creative, and playful way for kids to build connections in the brain that are responsible for sight, touch, sound, etc., which enable kids to complete complex, multi-stage tasks. The goal is to decrease behaviors while increasing cognition utilizing a series of movements.