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Seating options for kids who struggle to sit still

Posted at 1:33 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 15:33:07-04

Pediatric Occupational Therapist Tera Robinson shares proven ideas that work to help kids sit still in school.

1.Each of us have different sensory needs and preferences that are processed through our neurological system, including the sensory input of movement and active use of our muscles and joints.

2. Students come from a variety of home environments and backgrounds that have provided different sensory experiences to meet those needs and preferences.

3. Teachers have a variety of options to help students meet those sensory needs, so students can be ready to learn in the classroom. Remember these are tools in a toolbox, not a magic wand. They are to be used along with other tools or strategies.
4. Exercise balls
5. Wobble chairs
6. Disc cushions
7. Rocking chairs
8. Resistance bands for feet
9. Positioning at different levels
10. Spinning office chairs
11. Weighted lap pads, blankets or heavy backpacks
12. Secluded areas

For more great information from Tera, you can find her here.