Using Pop-It Fidgets to Address Communication Goals
[Source: Speech Snacks]
As educators, we already know the science behind the use of fidgets. They stimulate neural responses to produce an increase in blood circulation in the brain and extremities. It can ease the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and autism. By now, many of us have discovered that one special fidget is more than just a good stress and anxiety reducer. Known as either “poppers”, “pop-it’s”, “bubble pops”, these fidgets can be used in our therapy sessions for a variety of engaging and effective purposes. If you’ve been using pop-it fidgets in your therapy sessions, you’ve probably received a positive reaction from your students. If you work with younger students, pop-its are a no-brainer, but did you know that your OLDER students also love these “toys”?!
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