Stand Up For Learning

Patting students using many of the devices used for focus purchased by the Stand Up For Learning Grant.

Pattengill students using many of the devices used for focus purchased by the Stand Up For Learning Grant. Wobble Cushion, Therapy Ball, Wobble Chair, Tangles, Standing Desk, & Headphones Images by Rebecca Rowe

2015 Teacher Grant

Recipient: Barb Gildersleeve – Pattengill Elementary School

Grant Amount Awarded: $3453

 

 

A Need To Move

An estimated 5-11% of children have ADHD Pattengill has 25% of their student body with medically diagnosed ADHD and many students still undiagnosed and struggling with impulsivity, lack of focus, and/or fidgety bodies.

 

Research Leads the Way

New research shows that children with ADHD have significantly impaired visual and verbal working memory. (Rapport – University of Central Florida) These students use movement to maintain the level of alertness requiered to perform tasks that challenge working memory.

 

Low Tech – High Rewards

Stand Up for Learning supplied “low tech” equipment meant to improve focus, on-task behaviors, completed assignments, and test scores in every classroom.  This equipment is made available regardless of medically identified needs.

 

A Slew of Benefits

Both students and teachers report positive benefits of the Stand Up for Learning tools – Increased student self awareness of learning needs and appropriate ways to seek movement – Increased student self advocacy – Decreased verbal redirection and reminders by staff – Increased student alert state in order to access instruction – Increased student self esteem through inclusion of teaching tools into all classrooms. This resulted in acceptance of movement needs by students and staff

 

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