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.
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.
In a Facebook post, Amy shared, “Tennis balls on the seat and backrest provide an alternative texture to improve sensory regulation.”
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.
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