Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Students Find Focus with Exercise Balls

I find this really inventive and fun! I learned from my child's occupational therapist, that often times children need a physical or auditory "distraction" in order to focus. Really. These kinds of physical distractions (or auditory like a low hum or buzzing toy) focus extraneous energy in one place, allowing students to refocus the rest on the task at hand.

Another great news bit from my new favorite news source: The Patch. This one's from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.


Anonymous said...

This really does work, my wife works in the field and it's the real deal.

Anonymous said...

Why not take away the $2000 chairs from The Palace and substitute the exercise balls? I think I once read that the exercise balls also are mentally stimulating.Now that might be an improvement.

Anonymous said...

I believe that you are correct 2:42. I think that it would take more than exercise ball for some that are making decisions in DCSS though.

Anonymous said...

They already gotta alot balls over there now.

Sorry, couldn't resist.