The Ball Cushion provides impulses which promote a good sitting posture.
The Ball Cushion provides a dynamic sitting posture and good balance training. It has been designed according to the theory of sensory integration. When sitting on the Ball Cushion, you will, due to the flexibility of the balls, move beyond the body’s centre of gravity. Automatically the body will sense this and signal to shift the weight of the body to maintain balance. In that way back and abdominal muscles are stimulated (the postural muscles), so that you receive impulses to sit upright, which improves the power of concentration.
Dynamic sitting posture improves learning.
Sitting on the Ball Cushion is beneficial for many children. This includes children who are agitated, and children with concentration and learning disorders. Furthermore the Ball Cushion is recommended for school children in general because the movements on the cushion relieve the back.
The Ball Cushion is used for balance and sensibility training, both for children and adults. The Ball Cushion is useful for sensory motor training, e.g. in a hammock, or as extra stimulation by placing it under your feet.
The Ball Cuchion has been developed on the basis of A. Jean Ayres’ theories of sensory integration.
Different sensory systems are affected by using the Ball Cushion:
The proprioceptive sensory system – the pressure of the balls is constantly sending information to the body, about the position of the body. It is increasing the body consciousness.
The vestibular sensory system – when the child is sitting on the Ball Cushion he/she will move over the centre of gravity. The body will feel this movement, and the sensation will cause that the child will move the weight of his/her body, thereby keeping balance.
The Ball Cushion is manufactured in 3 different sizes suitable for a school chair, a Tripp Trapp chair, and chairs used in kindergarten and pre-school.
The Ball Cushion is used for:
- Balancing disorders
- Cerebral palsy
- Concentration disorders
- Learning disorders
- Sensory disturbances