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There are a variety of adaptive resources available to schools and educators who teach children with special needs or learning disabilities. These include specialised playground equipment for the school yard, assistive technology and furniture for education in the classroom and a multitude of products and tools to assist those with learning difficulties to focus in their lessons.

In a school or classroom, students with disabilities such as autism, intellectual disability, physical or visual impairment may require extra support and resources so that they are able to access the curriculum on the same basis as their peers. There is now also a range of tools to assist teachers and parents in dealing with behaviour problems and ADHD in the classroom or at home. If you need some ideas and strategies to help manage classroom behaviour in schools then read below!
Flexible seating furniture: this furniture operates similar to fidgets in that they give the user a way to move, wriggle, bounce or lean whilst listening to instructions or completing work. It can assist in the classroom by keeping kids on task and maintaining focus on their work. These seating options provide a level of comfort and an alternative to using a desk or tables and chairs which are often placed in rows of seats and are the norm in most traditional classrooms. This type of classroom setup does not promote student engagement, is not conducive to collaboration amongst one’s peers and can restrict learning.
With flexible furniture therapists agree that because students are involved in movement in addition to their learning, they are increasing oxygen flow to the brain which allows them to maintain attention for longer periods along with building core body strength and improving balance.

So, if you are a teacher who is looking at the total development of a child, why not try out things like a “Work N Wriggle Stool which can improve posture and productivity and is ideal for those in the classroom who find sitting still difficult. Or perhaps a “Kids Ergo Stool” which allows active sitting and has been stated by teachers to improve posture, concentration, work productivity and overall behaviour.
Sensory products to assist concentration in the classroom: There are now plenty of products on the market to assist teachers in schools to keep their class focussed and on track. Classrooms can be a stressful environment, so it is timely that teachers now have at their disposal a vast array of tools designed to maintain calm amongst their class and ensure anyone with anxiety does not boil over. Things like fidget toys come in all shapes and sizes and are now appropriately designed for not only children, but also teens and adults. There are fidgets available to reflect one’s individuality and also a range of desk fidgets for teachers to choose from including “The Works”, “Pop N Push” and magnetic balls. The activities and skills that can be developed by teachers from a Pop N Push fidget and other sensory toys are unlimited.

Research indicates that when a child with a disability such as autism or ADHD is able to manage their sensory issues by receiving the appropriate level of input to the senses (which can vary in different situations), the benefits are huge. They are able to concentrate for longer periods of time, improve their behaviour and ultimately perform better in school.

Special education teachers can now rejoice as they now have everything at their disposal to cater for the needs of all individuals in their class.

Our website provides a large range of flexible furniture options along with sensory items, tactile toys and fidget toys that teachers can use as part of their daily strategies to keep kids on task during lessons.

Many of these products will also be suitable for parents, families or individuals to use at home so check out our website for more products, strategies and ideas.


There are a variety of adaptive resources available to schools and educators who teach children with special needs or learning disabilities. These include specialised playground equipment for the school yard, assistive technology and furniture for education in the classroom and a multitude of products and tools to assist those with learning difficulties to focus in their lessons.

In a school or classroom, students with disabilities such as autism, intellectual disability, physical or visual impairment may require extra support and resources so that they are able to access the curriculum on the same basis as their peers. There is now also a range of tools to assist teachers and parents in dealing with behaviour problems and ADHD in the classroom or at home. If you need some ideas and strategies to help manage classroom behaviour in schools then read below!
Flexible seating furniture: this furniture operates similar to fidgets in that they give the user a way to move, wriggle, bounce or lean whilst listening to instructions or completing work. It can assist in the classroom by keeping kids on task and maintaining focus on their work. These seating options provide a level of comfort and an alternative to using a desk or tables and chairs which are often placed in rows of seats and are the norm in most traditional classrooms. This type of classroom setup does not promote student engagement, is not conducive to collaboration amongst one’s peers and can restrict learning.
With flexible furniture therapists agree that because students are involved in movement in addition to their learning, they are increasing oxygen flow to the brain which allows them to maintain attention for longer periods along with building core body strength and improving balance.

So, if you are a teacher who is looking at the total development of a child, why not try out things like a “Work N Wriggle Stool which can improve posture and productivity and is ideal for those in the classroom who find sitting still difficult. Or perhaps a “Kids Ergo Stool” which allows active sitting and has been stated by teachers to improve posture, concentration, work productivity and overall behaviour.
Sensory products to assist concentration in the classroom: There are now plenty of products on the market to assist teachers in schools to keep their class focussed and on track. Classrooms can be a stressful environment, so it is timely that teachers now have at their disposal a vast array of tools designed to maintain calm amongst their class and ensure anyone with anxiety does not boil over. Things like fidget toys come in all shapes and sizes and are now appropriately designed for not only children, but also teens and adults. There are fidgets available to reflect one’s individuality and also a range of desk fidgets for teachers to choose from including “The Works”, “Pop N Push” and magnetic balls. The activities and skills that can be developed by teachers from a Pop N Push fidget and other sensory toys are unlimited.

Research indicates that when a child with a disability such as autism or ADHD is able to manage their sensory issues by receiving the appropriate level of input to the senses (which can vary in different situations), the benefits are huge. They are able to concentrate for longer periods of time, improve their behaviour and ultimately perform better in school.

Special education teachers can now rejoice as they now have everything at their disposal to cater for the needs of all individuals in their class.

Our website provides a large range of flexible furniture options along with sensory items, tactile toys and fidget toys that teachers can use as part of their daily strategies to keep kids on task during lessons.

Many of these products will also be suitable for parents, families or individuals to use at home so check out our website for more products, strategies and ideas.

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