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Rehabilitation Services donates therapy balls to classroom

Jessica Nadeau, a seventh grade math teacher at the Paul School in Sanbornville, N.H., recently approached White Mountain Medical Center physical therapist, Julie Evenson, about possibly donating therapy balls to her classroom. Ms. Nadeau had been researching methods proven effective in improving student classroom performance, including a study that showed students who sat on therapy balls instead of on conventional chairs were more attentive and engaged than before.

On the day the therapy balls were delivered to Ms. Nadeau's classroom, students immediately sat on them and remained on the balls the entire class time. Ms. Nadeau plans to test her students each month to determine if the therapy balls have helped to improve student concentration or ability to focus.

For more information about the Rehabilitation Services offered at White Mountain Medical Center, visit the Center's page.

Paul School receives 25 therapy balls

Release Date: March 28 2014

Author: Michelle Landry

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