Optimal seating and positioning is essential for student access and learning while in the classroom. At The Avalon Academy, we make it a priority to check our students’ positioning at the start of class, as well as when students prepare for community outings.
It is important for us as therapists, teachers, parents, and caregivers to understand what key elements to look for and also why we need to assess these areas of positioning so we may provide the best foundation for our students success. Below, we will go over a head-to-toe review of seating:
We hope this general guideline for positioning is a helpful tool for the classroom and beyond. For more complex seating needs, please start a conversation with your student’s physical therapist to discuss additional and alternative accessories and custom modifications to help achieve optimal seating. Let’s remember: a good foundation in positioning is key to active learning!