Escondido special-ed students get 'sensory rooms' 

A school district in San Diego County has created special rooms designed to calm students with special needs.

The Escondido Union High School District used about $30,000 in federal funds to create the so-called "sensory rooms" at San Pasqual and Escondido high schools. The rooms have rocking chairs, pillows, aroma therapy machines and other equipment.

They're designed for special-needs students ages 18 to 22 who attend work and life-skill classes at the high schools.

Teachers tell the North County Times (http://bit.ly/zXIsOa ) that the rooms seem to be working. In at least one case, a student who had a habit of hitting others in class hasn't done so since the room was created.

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Information from: North County Times, http://www.nctimes.com

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