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Ms. Archundia from Washington DC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students the sensory input they are seeking via classroom-appropriate supports.
My students are K-Middle School students who attend a Title I DC public school and receive special education services. We proudly support our special education population which constitutes about 23%, including 5 self-contained classrooms, who support students with varying disabilities including Autism, Down syndrome, and ID. Students within our self-contained classrooms have intensive communication deficits and learning needs. Our dedicated staff and students work tireless via the implementation of evidence-based practices to bridge those gaps.
Our students are energetic, creative and courageous.
Each day, students access academic instruction, targeted interventions, and communication supports. In special education, we often encounter problem behavior which can interfere with students accessing instruction. It is important to know, that problem behavior is a form of communication and as educators it is our goal to identify what each student is trying to communicate. Our team works diligently to teach more appropriate ways to communicate and reduce problem behavior; allowing students to not only access instruction but enjoy it!
Research shows that one of the reasons we do the things we do (behave) is for sensory needs. Within our special education population this may be exhibited via wiggling in a chair, biting body surfaces, jumping, repetitive motor movements etc… While these behaviors help students get the input they are seeking, they often interfere with instruction.
Thus, alternative seating, chewelry, weighted vests/laps, chair kick bands can be great adaptations and supports.
With our high need, special education population, these items will be used to trial and teach alternative ways to seek sensory feedback; allowing to meet the needs of our students and enhancing their academic experience.
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|Kore Pre-Teen Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom, Home & School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 10-11, Grade 5-6, Green (18in) • Amazon Business||$79.88||1||$79.88|
|Kore Kids Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom & Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 6-7, Grade 1-2, Red (14in) • Amazon Business||$62.98||1||$62.98|
|Weighted Compression Vest for Children (Ages 10+) by Harkla - Helps with Autism, ADHD, Mood, Sensory Overload - Weighted Vest for Kids with Sensory Issues • Amazon Business||$59.99||1||$59.99|
|ZooVaa Weighted Vest for Kids - Children's Weighted Compression Vest with Removable Weights - (Medium) by ZooVaa - 16-CCT-002MB • Amazon Business||$54.98||1||$54.98|
|Vivora Luno - Sitting Ball Chair for Office and Home, Lightweight Self-Standing Ergonomic Posture Activating Exercise Ball Solution with Handle & Cover, Classroom & Yoga • Amazon Business||$49.99||1||$49.99|
|Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids 5 pounds - Great Weighted Lap Blanket for Kids with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder • Amazon Business||$44.99||1||$44.99|
|Chewelry Sensory Chew Necklace for Boys & Girls - Chewlery Necklaces for Kids with Autism ADHD - Chewy Oral Chewing Toys - Crystal 4-Pack by Solace • Amazon Business||$16.99||2||$33.98|
|Kick Bands Chair Fidget Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet - School & Classroom Chairs - Flexible Seating Rubber Band ADHD Sensory Fidgets - Kickbands by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business||$27.99||1||$27.99|
|Fidget Toys Set, 20 pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle Stress Relief and Anxiety for Children & Adults. Special Toy Pack Assortment of Chew Necklace, Squeeze Frog,Flip Chains,Squishy Mochi, Marble Mesh & More. • Amazon Business||$18.99||1||$18.99|
|Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business||$6.99||1||$6.99|
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