We've all been there. We've had students who fidget, who rock in their seats, who fall out of their seats...
Sometimes it can be a bit daunting to come up with a support plan that fits their specific needs because frankly, hyperactivity and other sensory needs are not easy fixes. Medicine can be a helpful addition, but it's not the only answer and it's not always an option for our families and students. So, what do you do with a kid who is painfully wiggly, almost like they are ready to crawl out of their skin?
Well, Bouncy Bands may be for you.
At my school, we are lucky to have support from students, staff, and parents regarding sensory breaks and classroom-based supports. We have students using a variety of sensory aids, so these "extras" are not seen as weird and typically do not draw negative attention. My students love the tension and release that a band provides; it helps them focus when focusing is usually a struggle.
If you are at a school with few sensory supports, I still think Bouncy Bands could be introduced quite easily. They are inexpensive and simple enough to have larger sets (and therefore, fewer "that's weird" or "that's different" reactions). They are quiet, which is a major selling feature. They are also easy to remove and reuse.
Want to try out Bouncy Bands for yourself? Simply visit the order page of the Bouncy Bands website for more information.