“When first using the walls, pupils turned the lights off using one hand (most often their dominant hand),” said Karen. “However, with encouragement, and some modelling, pupils progressed onto using both hands but still turning off one light at a time. This helped to improve their co-ordination in the non-dominant hand. Pupils were then encouraged to move further on by turning off two lights at a time requiring a high level of hand-eye coordination. Several of the pupils successfully mastered this skill, which was great to see.”
Aside from boosting motor skills, Activall can also improve social communication, attention span and academic tasks. It has been proven that exercise that lasts around 20 minutes can be known to decrease stereotypic behaviour in children with autism, such as aggression, destructiveness and hyperactivity.
Not only is Activall and enjoyable experience for children but it could also reduce the number of classroom outbursts, make them more focused and improve their physical and mental health