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  • Grover C Fields Middle School
  • New Bern, NC
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Students with severe emotional disabilities benefit from flexible seating in several ways. First, students can feel empowered by having some degree of choice and control over their learning environment and flexible seating is a catalyst to this. Also, I believe that classrooms with flexible seating options can stimulate students’ sense of touch. This type of stimulation can help my students with special needs focus and process information. Sensory input is especially helpful for students with ADHD, ADD, and ASD. Another benefit is that flexible seating options promote a student-centered classroom and fosters change in their commitment to learning and more appropriate behavior. For students with special needs, something as simple as flexible seating can be the difference between a successful day of learning or a day filled with frustration and avoidance of task. If I am blessed with this furniture I will use it to create a student-centered classroom that will allow me to teach them the power of a choice. First, they choose how and where they want to learn, and from there these students can begin to make choices that allow them to pick more appropriate coping skills, more appropriate behavior and finally pick to be responsible for their own learning.

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Students with severe emotional disabilities benefit from flexible seating in several ways. First, students can feel empowered by having some degree of choice and control over their learning environment and flexible seating is a catalyst to this. Also, I believe that classrooms with flexible seating options can stimulate students’ sense of touch. This type of stimulation can help my students with special needs focus and process information. Sensory input is especially helpful for students with ADHD, ADD, and ASD. Another benefit is that flexible seating options promote a student-centered classroom and fosters change in their commitment to learning and more appropriate behavior. For students with special needs, something as simple as flexible seating can be the difference between a successful day of learning or a day filled with frustration and avoidance of task. If I am blessed with this furniture I will use it to create a student-centered classroom that will allow me to teach them the power of a choice. First, they choose how and where they want to learn, and from there these students can begin to make choices that allow them to pick more appropriate coping skills, more appropriate behavior and finally pick to be responsible for their own learning.

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