Crista Smith, Tara Grisier, Jennifer Clausing, Jalynn Michler, Sheryl Wiele, Katherine Meyer, Alexis Kamman, Regina Efflandt, Ann Coen
Light filters reduce bright light in classrooms to help children with visual sensory issues. The flame retardant, heat resistant, fabric panels shade and soften flickering overhead fluorescent lights thus reducing glare and creating a space that aids with calming and focus. Harsh glare and flickering lights can cause eyestrain, headaches, even anxiety. Studies show that calming colors in classrooms improve students' levels of concentration, reduce tension and anxiety, and promote positive performance. These light filters are designed to improve sensory processing for students with learning challenges resulting in improved attention and behaviors. Sensory processing products can help the nervous system receive messages from the senses and turn them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses.