Stability balls and students with attention and hyperactivity concerns: implications for on-task and in-seat behavior.

  title={Stability balls and students with attention and hyperactivity concerns: implications for on-task and in-seat behavior.},
  author={Alicia L Fedewa and Heather Erwin},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  volume={65 4},
  • Alicia L Fedewa, H. Erwin
  • Published 1 July 2011
  • Psychology
  • The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
We evaluated the effects of stability balls on in-seat and on-task behavior of students with attention and hyperactivity concerns. A group of 8 students in the 4th and 5th grades was observed 3 times/wk for 12 wk using a single-subject A-B continuous time-series design. We analyzed data collected from standardized measures and classroom observations for mean differences across pre- and postintervention phases. Results of the stability ball intervention revealed increased levels of attention… 

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