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Learning to Walk
My students needs 2 Boss Caresoft Medical Stools to help support independence around walking. She has just learned to stand on her own and has taken her first steps.
Do you remember your first step? NO- me either. In my classroom, students are learning to take their first steps. I would imagine if I could remember my first steps, it would be an exciting time in my life- almost like getting my drivers license.
My students are in a classroom for kids with severe disabilities.
Its a very busy kindergarten to second grade special day class. I have 2 assistants in my class with 9 students. We are working on empowerment, independence and self-help skills every day. I have two students working on walking. They have taken several steps but, need full teachers support for balance. If these students are going to be "walkers" they need to be out of their wheel chairs walking. My goal is to have them independently walking by the end of the year.
These two stools will help support our efforts in developing independent walkers in our classroom and community. Teaching students to walk takes time and takes a physical toll on a person. These students are no taller than 3 feet and if an adult has the student out of their wheel chair using proper positioning to support walking- it takes a toll on an adults back. Adding two Rollie stools to the classroom will increase the safety of the adults working with these children and help progress these students to full on independent "walkers".
This is a basic request and I know it's just two Rollie stools but, those stools will be used every day to help support these students.
Being able to walk and control your environment, make choices, have a voice or be stubborn are basic choices that we often just assume that everyone has. These students are learning to be aware of those choices and learning to become independent. Learning to walk is an empowerment skill and if a student has potential to walk- they deserve the chance.
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