Settling down for a long day at school can be hard for little ones. For children with ADHD and other sensory challenges, a full school day can be particularly difficult. Occupational therapists and educators in Holyoke are experimenting with a new method to help students re-focus—sensory walks. Holyoke Public Schools’ District Behavior Specialists Alissa Izzo and Noel Sherman, and Occupational Therapist Kendra Philips explain how sensory walks are helping both students and teachers get through the day.
This interview originally aired on April 16, 2019.