Inside this simple resource, you’ll find:
The Benefits of Alternative Seating – Learn about why kids fidget and about the many benefits of using alternative seating in the classroom. From sensory implications to motor benefits and more, inside the guide you’ll find lots of information to support alternative seating options.
Seating Options and Descriptions – Familiarize yourself with some of the seating options that are available for use in the classroom and read about the specific benefits of each so you can find the best fit for each child.
Tips for Introducing Alternative Seating – Implementing an alternative seating strategy requires thinking and planning ahead. This guide walks you through:
-The steps of introducing new seating options so they can be used effectively and responsibly by students
-Ensuring appropriate sizing of alternative seating options
-Encouraging functional posture at school
-Securing funding for new seating options
-An alternative seating contract
-A letter to parents about alternative seating
-Rules regarding alternative seating options
-A page for students to use to identify which type of seating is a fit for how they’re feeling
-Movement break cards for the classroom