I co-teach an ESE inclusion classroom. We are in a Title I School and serve many low-income students. Our students are the sweetest bunch of kids but like all kids, they have a lot of energy and love to move. The students are a helpful group and love to learn and ask questions.
Since we are an inclusion classroom, we serve students who have many different needs.
We are always looking for ways to better meet the needs of our kids.
I co-teach an ESE inclusion classroom. We serve students with many different needs but really all children need to move during the day and using stability balls as their chairs can help them move while also learning at the same time.
Research has shown that using flexible seating, like the stability balls, has many positive effects on students.
They especially help those with sensory processing disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or just a strong need to fidget.
In 2003, a study was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy that discovered that students with ADHD, sitting on therapy balls improved behavior and legible word productivity. They concluded that students using ball chairs were able to sit still, focus, and write more words clearly.
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