Thesis Title

The Use of Sensory Integrative Tool in a Third Grade Classroom and How it Affects Student Posture

Graduation Date

Spring 2000

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Document Form


Degree Name

Master of Science

Program Name


Program Director

Grace Grant, EdD


Sensory integration is the organization of sensory input for use. Sensory input are streams of neural impulses flowing from the sense receptors in the body to the spinal cord and brain. Sensory integrative tools were designed to help stimulate certain sensory systems that tend to organize the human brain. This study hypothesized that by

adding a sensory integrative tool (SITFIT) student posture would improve. An experiment was conducted to test this hypothesis. A sensor integrative tool was added to a third grade classroom. Data was collected observing student posture with and without the sensory integrative tool. The results indicated that the use of a sensory integrative tool not only improved posture, but penmanship as well.

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