My students need flexible seating options in the classroom in order to help engage learning and help calm down behaviors.
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My school is located in North Philadelphia, in a high poverty neighborhood. My students range from 8 to 10 years old, and are in grades 3rd to 5th. They are also diagnosed with Autism.
They are very sweet, loving students, but require a lot of individualization in order to learn.
This requires a lot of materials for differentiation. The class is a mixture of verbal and nonverbal students, which requires additional resources and materials. Some students require a 1 on 1 assistant for daily activities.
My diverse autistic support classroom will greatly benefit from flexible seating options in the classroom. Flexible seating options including a bean bag chair and soft seats will be used to help improve behaviors and engage students in learning independently. Flexible seating is also great for reading a book comfortably.
Flexible seating has been shown in studies as an excellent accommodation for children with ADHD and autism to help keep the child engaged and more on task.
I truly believe that my students will benefit from having flexible seating when they are working independently. I have several students who are very fidgety and the soft seats close to the floor will cause less distractions to the other students in the room. The bean bag will be a great addition for breaks, independent learning, and a great incentive as well.
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