Motor skills teacher who works with children

A sense-stimulating aid: Protac Ball Cushion

Observed effect: I hardly ever have the ball cushion with 25 mm balls at home. It's being borrowed all the time and with success. This goes for the ball cushion with 38 mm balls too. I use them differently and also recommend them for different purposes. 

I recommended the cushion with 25 mm balls for a prematurely born 4-year old who was very restless and unfocused. He had a hard time sitting and drawing and sitting still while eating. After he started using the cushion, he could sit still and finish an entire drawing with many small details. He also sits quietly at the table for as long as the meal lasts. He keeps the ball cushion with him throughout the day. People at his institution have also noticed his improvement. The boy has now gotten his own ball cushion with small balls through the municipality.

I often use the ball cushion with 25 mm balls on children who have very strong tactile sensitivity, on small children, children who don't weigh very much and on some children who are very restless.  I recommended using the ball cushion with 38 mm balls on school children up to 15 years in age,  strong children;  children with ADHD and children who have to be "woken up" through strong tactile stimulation. It is often the boys who have a hard time staying focused in school.

I've had a boy in care with ADHD who really benefited from using the cushion with 38 mm balls. It improved his concentration and posture when doing homework, school work and in general. I've also seen this with other school children who sit on the cushion with 38 mm balls. The cushion often helps the child in a less noticeable way, which says a lot.

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