I am a Special Education teacher in a small first through eighth grade school that is focused on students with dyslexia and ADHD. Our unique school is located on a University Campus where the students receive a quality education targeting their specific deficits. My students are very intelligent, but they struggle with reading and writing. They will greatly benefit by having flexible seating available to them in the classroom throughout the day.
The use of flexible seating and ability to earn rewards will increase the students' motivation and help them to stay on task!
Flexible seating will afford my students access to a variety of sensory tools that will increase engagement to achieve success in school. I want to expand my flexible seating this year by adding additional chairs! This year I would like to have more rewards that students can earn. These rewards will include projects the whole class can make and take home!
Flexible seating will give my students access to a variety of sensory tools that will increase engagement to achieve success in school. I want to expand my flexible seating this year by adding additional chairs! This year I would like to have more rewards that students can earn.
I want to expand my flexible seating so that more students will be able to experience pairing a difficult task such as reading with something that they enjoy such as the wobble chairs!
Pairing the wobble chairs or bouncy bands with reading can make a difficult job fun!
Students earn rewards for staying on task and completing their daily work. I also include cycle's and wobble chairs from last years project as a reward. They earn the privilege to sit in chairs and cycles while working on class assignments. Students can also work for rewards such as flexible pencils, emoji eraser, and spiky balls to take home! Having a variety of items in the classroom of ADHD & Dyslexic students will help them through the chore of learning to read. Stress balls, fidget toys, and other sensory items will help students with high anxiety and fidgeting. The students will be using the sensory toys to keep their hands busy rather than chewing on their fingers until they bleed, or biting their nails, etc. These sensory toys have been very successful, but they wear out, get lost, and new student enter as others exit our school. The majority of our students have issues similar to my examples. The students all want to just keep moving!
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