Our idea of Rocking Chair Therapy was prompted by a call from teacher Ken Rubin. He told us that our #7 rocker is helping his ADD & ADHD students better adapt and focus in the learning environment. The motion of the rocking chair accommodates the need to keep moving while these students are studying, listening, etc. We asked the department of exceptional children in Iredell-Statesville Schools and the Georgetown School District (both in North Carolina) to place the #7 rocker in their classrooms and we are receiving positive feedback from their experiences thus far.
“Get a rocking chair. The rhythm can be calming. Place it in a quiet spot where your child can sit to read.”
A recent article about calming the ADHD child, ADDITUDE Magazine bluntly stated “Get a rocking chair. The rhythm can be calming. Place it in a quiet spot where your child can sit to read.” In another article regarding improving study environments for ADD children, particularly while studying for tests, it was advised again that having that rocking chair for the child to use for reading and even studying would improve the experience and that the “constant motion may help ADD kids concentrate”.