Aug 13

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Bouncing Off the Walls! (and it’s great!)

At The Cloverleaf School, it is important for us to think about the sensory needs of our kids, and incorporate sensory play into our school environment and our day.

Many children with special needs experience “chaos” of the senses, so we knew we needed to have that in mind when designing our new space.

Setting up crash pads and soft mattresses has been one of the best ideas yet. Our kids love to jump and crash so we knew we needed to make a safe place for this to happen.  Heavy work like jumping or pressure on the major muscles of the body can help children get the sensory input they are seeking, but in a controlled manner.


You know how it sometimes seems like your kids are bouncing off the walls?  Well, here, we ENCOURAGE them to!  It helps them to then focus on their work.

And it makes them pretty happy, too!

The Cloverleaf School is a private, non-profit elementary school (Kindergarten through 5th Grade) that specializes in educating children with ADHD, high functioning autism, Asperger’s, anxiety, and other learning differences to equip them with the skills needed to navigate the world with confidence.


We provide a balanced calendar to ensure academic and social consistency for our students. Our student to teacher ratio is 4:1 for all academic subjects and our teachers design and implement a comprehensive curriculum with multi-sensory and differentiated instruction. The Cloverleaf School also prepares students for their next educational steps by creating individual learner profiles.

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  1. Alison Ratner, LCSW

    That is the coolest, most fun looking thing ever! You guys are amazing over there at Cloverleaf!

    1. Thanks, Alison! We like to think we are making a difference. Glad you think it’s cool!

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