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Sensory processing disorder Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Feb 16th '17

I'm new to this. We've known DS1 has adhd but recently he has been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder as well. (In addition to, not instead of.)

Anyways, I saw an article about a teacher who cut tennis balls in half and glued them to the students chairs. 
I'm curious how this helps? It didn't say how.

Just looking for ideas to help DS and wasn't sure i this was something we should try.

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 8994 posts
Feb 16th '17

I had a teacher do that once, it was to be mindful of the class below us when pushing in our chairs.

♡J+C+B+J+0=5♡ 5 kids; Godfrey, IL, United States 5321 posts
Feb 16th '17

It depends on the childs sensory issues. My 5 year old has SPD/SID and his triggers are noise, light, textures, and movement. So he wears a weighted backpack when he feels uneasy and ay circle time he has a weighted lap pad. The teacher keeps the room a bit dimmer than usual. They also try as much as possible to keep the noise level down. When watching movies and such he isnt close to the speakers. When in the gym he doesnt have to sit on the bleachers, he can sit in the door way so the noise doesnt bother him.

Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Feb 16th '17

Quoting Have Heart:
I had a teacher do that once, it was to be mindful of the class below us when pushing in our chairs.


Are you thinking of putting tennis balls on the chair legs/feet?

im talking about where the child sits on the seat of the chair.

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 8994 posts
Feb 16th '17

Quoting Consuela*:

Are you thinking of putting tennis balls on the chair legs/feet?

im talking about where the child sits on the seat of the chair.



yes Embarassed

I think that would be a weirder sensation than just a standard chair.
then again I know a lot of people who love these things,
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tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 46852 posts
Feb 16th '17

I don't know how I feel about it. Personally I don't think my child would want something to make him stand out from his peers.

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DaniellaEllaElla Due August 5 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Greenville, NC, United States 15131 posts
Feb 16th '17

The last line in what you just posted is a momentous statement. Extremely relative in working with SPD. My son also has it. :)