My students are preschool aged children with various developmental delays including language delays and autism. Most are from low income families. They are wonderfully curious and resilient and many of them do well enough to eventually move out of self-contained special education. We are in a Title I school with over 50% poverty.
"Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths, and languages, and to overcome any obstacles presented by our culture."
I chose a variety of weighted fidgets to enable my students to play with something in their hands while sitting and attending to a variety of learning tasks in both large and small groups. I have chosen "tunnels" with items to play with inside of them and to keep their hands to themselves. I chose several weighted animals to have a visually interesting object on their lap, allowing them to remain seated for learning times.
These children are strong and resilient.
It is difficult for most of them to sit without the ability to move and fidget. This will help.
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