Visual Input: Calming Or Stimulating?
Consider the typical classroom and everything that happens from a visual perspective. See if you can sense the difference between these environments:
1- Natural light vs. fluorescent light
2- Solid carpet vs. loudly patterned carpet
3- Cool colors vs. hot colors
4- Bulletin board space vs. paper-cluttered space
The first environment is more calming to those that are easily over-stimulated by visual input. The second environment is an exciting space to the majority of children, but may require relaxation stations, concentration stations and visual calmers to accommodate children who are easily over-stimulated by visual input.
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