Reports Show AlertSeat™ Offers Attention Benefits
The AlertSeat™, an innovative seating device for developmentally and behaviorally challenged children that is
currently being tested and adopted in educational and therapeutic settings, shows promise of helping students with attention difficulties, according to results monitored by Newman Adaptive, the seat’s manufacturer.
A number of special education teachers whose classrooms are test sites for the seat report that students using it are more attentive to tasks. Said one teacher of exceptional three to five year-olds, “A very active child stayed seated at the table for ½ hour doing fine motor tasks.”
Another teacher whose special education class serves adolescents 14 to 18 years of age, described the AlertSeat™ as “a good motivator for students who have trouble staying on task or getting started working.”
The AlertSeat™ combines a standard exercise ball in a sturdy metal base. The ball portion of the AlertSeat™ is enclosed in a zip-off cover made of a durable laminated vinyl-nylon fabric. The ball cover features double-sewn grab handles for easy portability.
While it was designed to help children with developmental or behavioral disorders, it is also being used to good effect in regular classrooms. Said one pre-school teacher with a class of typical three and four year-olds: “It gave the children who have somewhat more difficulty focusing their attention a chance to feel involved with what the group was doing.”
A teacher in a regular classroom where the AlertSeat™ is being used by six and seven year-olds said simply, “Students remained focused.”
For more comments from teachers, therapists and students who have experience with the AlertSeat™, go towww.alertseat.com and select Product Reviews.
To see if your classroom qualifies as a test site for Newman Adaptive products, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.