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5 Best Sensory Toys for Autism - Fuzzbudds

As we have now come to know, children on the autism spectrum often struggle with sensory challenges. In 2013 the American Psychiatric Association added sensory sensitivities to the list of symptoms used to help diagnose autism. There are a few kinds of sensory issues that can affect a child on the spectrum.  Children on the spectrum can process various kinds of stimuli in a different way than others. According to Autism Speaks, they can present an array of sensitivities that include hyper-sensitivities and hypo-sensitivities to stimuli. Here are just a few: Sights Sounds Smells Tastes Touch Balance Parents often find that when their...

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Research Finds Stability Balls Help Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom

Results indicated substantial improvements in engagement and in-seat behavior when participants were seated on therapy balls. Social validity findings indicated that the teachers' preferred the therapy balls. This study suggests therapy balls as classroom seating may facilitate engagement and in-seat behavior and create opportunities to provide effective instruction.

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Study Shows Stability Balls Help Kids Stay Focused in the Classroom.

A new study is demonstrating the promising effects of using stability balls for chairs in classrooms. Some parents have long struggled with getting their boys and girls to stay still for long enough to focus on their school assignments. Children at young ages are often so full of energy that they find it hard to pay attention to what is in front of them. It is even harder for kids who have been diagnosed with ADHD. Researchers studied a group of kids over the span of 12 weeks to find out what effects sitting on a stability ball would have on their classroom...

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