What is it?
Chairs/seats that provide deep pressure like a bean bag, camp cushion, soft chair, rocking chair or balance disc. This tool may have a calming effect for students with autism, or anyone with a high level of sensory arousal or anxiety. It offers ways to relax and take a break from the postural control required for sitting at a desk.
Where is it found?
May be found in a separate sensory gym or in a chill zone within the classroom.
How do I use it?
Allow for different seating arrangements. Perhaps individual work can be done from a sensory chair, or students could opt for a sensory chair when they are acting as an audience member for performance-based activities.