The Story Of A Teacher Who Created Tennis Ball Chairs For Autistic Students With Sensory Issues Is Heartwarming

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The Story Of A Teacher Who Created Tennis Ball Chairs For Autistic Students With Sensory Issues Is Heartwarming
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All students are unique in their own way. Each one has a different way of learning, grasping and explaining, which is why teachers have to come up with different ways of teaching. Also, schools can be distracting, uncomfortable to some while overwhelming to some others.

A teacher from Illinois recognised these traits in her students. She noticed children having autism with sensory issues, and therefore she resorted to an idea to make their learning and school experience as comfortable and easy as possible.

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Meet Amy Maplethorpe.

Meet Amy Maplethorpe.

She is a first-year speech-language pathologist who teaches at Raymond Ellis Elementary School. She thought of using tennis balls, hot glue gun, paint and modge podge to make a chair for her students facing autism with sensory issues.

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How does this work?

How does this work?
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In a Facebook post, Amy shared, "Tennis balls on the seat and backrest provide an alternative texture to improve sensory regulation."

She got the idea from seeing something similar on Pinterest.

She got the idea from seeing something similar on Pinterest.
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A praiseworthy teacher.

A praiseworthy teacher.
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She wanted to address the various sensory needs that are present at Ellis and to provide an alternative seating option to them. She was very excited about the fact that this invention would be beneficial for the students.

What were the results?

What were the results?
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Amy has already seen the difference; the students have become more patient, aren't restless anymore and follow directions.

Amy has already seen the difference; the students have become more patient, aren't restless anymore and follow directions.
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Well, Amy has not just fulfilled her duty of teaching against money, but also has set an example of a perfect teacher.

Well, Amy has not just fulfilled her duty of teaching against money, but also has set an example of a perfect teacher.
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We need more teachers like her, do you agree?