Date of Award

Winter 12-15-2023

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair



Sensory, Behavior


Having the power to create the behavior program from the ground up, starting a “What I Need” (W.I.N) room at the elementary school where the researcher works. This is a sensory type of room with different tools and strategies that the students can use to calm their bodies or as we say have a safe and calm body. This room will be run by the researcher along with a paraprofessional that will be in the room all day to help support the students. This paraprofessional will also supervise the W.I.N Room if the researcher needs to leave to handle a behavior. This room goes hand and hand with self-regulation skills. As the tools and strategies that will be taught/used are self-regulation strategies. Within this room we also will have spaces for students to complete their work if they need a quiet place to work, a less distracting environment or a little extra support. The students also take scheduled breaks in the room that are guided, and routine driven so that the students know what to expect and what their job is when they come for a break. Every student's scheduled break does look different as their needs are all very different.



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