Imagine the best seating solution for students that need to move, but still need to stay in their seats. I teach in a self-contained autistic classroom for students’ ages 6-12 years old in an urban school district with minimal funding for special equipment.
Autism is a growing disorder that affects 1 in 150 children. Many of my students experience unpleasant and distracting sensory experiences. They seek activities that involve motion or self-stimulation, such as bouncing on a ball. The outcome of these activities can be better focus, improved behavior, and lowered anxiety.
I am asking for eight ball chairs. These chairs are great for improving balance, posture, visual skills, eye-hand coordination, vestibular response, and gross motor skills. They also provide sensory input including vestibular, tactile, visual, and proprioceptive feedback.
You will make it possible for my students to improve in many areas and promote their ability to learn. It is with your help that they will reach their highest potential in an environment that meets their special needs.
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