My students need adaptive seating to help students sit comfortably while they learn. Adaptive seating will allow my students with disabilities to sit in a position that will help them get their wiggles out while learning.
The students I teach are all unique and special children. All of the students are identified special education students with a range of disabilities that include developmental delayed, learning disable, dyslexia, OHI-ADHD/ADD, speech and language impairment, and autism. The severity of the disabilities varies.
In additional to my students learning and behavioral needs, many of my students are English Language Learners and are living in poverty.
However, these challenges do not hinder my student's desire to learn and persevere. My students always put forth their best effort even with the challenges they have to overcome.
Adaptive seating has been proven to be effective for improving performance for student's with special needs. Additional research indicates that adaptive seating allows students to be more engaged in social interaction and learning while receiving occupational satisfaction.
Keeping a child’s attention on their school work can be difficult throughout the entire school day.
For students with disabilities, learning can be even more challenging. Many of these kids have decreased muscle tone or a constant need for movement-based sensory input that contributes to fidgeting, slouching or soreness, making it tough for them to engage in learning. Providing adaptive seating can make a huge impact on learning.
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