My students need the Flex-Space Collaborative Floor Work Space to ensure that students who have challenges sitting in a regular chair are able to comfortably sit in a group and collaborate with other students.
I teach life skills students with varying levels of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities and autism. Over 50% of my students are on the autism spectrum. One hundred percent of my students were affected by Hurricane Harvey and are receiving free breakfast and lunch. Several are still displaced, living with other family members with over 50% labeled as homeless. Seven of my 11 students are considered at risk.
Each student in my classroom is special in his/her own way and has his own best method of learning...tactile, visual, oral.
My job, as their teacher, is to find the best ways to help them learn and experience life to eventually become productive citizens.
We are requesting the Flex-Space Collaborative Floor Work Space seating that will definitely make a difference in the way students are able to interact with their classmates. Some students with disabilities are not able to sit comfortably in a regular chair without some type of support. This seating gives padding all around. Students will be able to sit together comfortably to work on puzzles, games or complete assignments on the iPad. Students will work close enough so that all resources will be at their finger tips and able to share with classmates.
The inflatable ball seats allow students to move and balance—reducing restlessness and improving focus while they learn.
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