Peek into Huberty’s classroom, and you’ll see standing desks, fidget toys of every sort, noise-canceling headphones, even stationary bicycles. And they’re not just for kids with ADHD: They’re available to all of her students.
“Everyone wants to use them when they’re shiny and new,” she explains. “But once that wears off, they’re still available for those who need them. But there’s no stigma, because everyone has used them.”
Even if your child’s classroom looks a lot more traditional, you can talk to your school bringing some tools from home. Think beyond favorite fidgets to wobble cushions, white-noise, even a snack to eat at a certain, supervised time.