Monday, February 16, 2009

Stability balls help children with ADHD stay on top of academics

Third-graders in Deb Felstul’s Morris Area Elementary School class sit on stability balls while working on assignments.

Teachers in a Minnesota district say that sitting on stability balls rather than traditional chairs is especially helpful for their students with ADHD. "They're moving but they're working," said elementary teacher Deb Felstul, who applied for a grant to pay for the balls. "It gives them a chance to bounce a little bit, wiggle a little bit, but not so they're disrupting class." Morris Sun Tribune (Minn.)

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