Children with ADHD, early injuries and social difficulties
A sense-stimulating aid: Protac Sensit ball chair
Observed effect: The occupational therapist says: Here is what they themselves say: "I love this chair—I want one like this at home”; "It's wonderful"; "I'm going to take it home without you knowing"; "I want one for Christmas".
With the exception of 3 children, 20 of them all commented that they enjoyed the heavy side flaps. The other three children all have major emotional difficulties, and we consider their rejection to be due to factors unrelated to sensory stimulation. This may have something to do with child abuse, so we of course do not pressure them. The children do not give reasons for their rejection—they just sit in the chair for a few seconds.