“My son really liked the feel of the seat (he also has low muscle tone) and it helped to keep him more settled. I ordered two because my younger son (5 yrs) loved it too so I had to buy one for him as well!!”
— Sue H.
“One of my students who lacks core trunk control (cerebral palsy) often moves from side to side in his chair to get balance. When I had him sit in the Howdaseat, he sat at the table for 20 minutes without any writhing from side to side. He did not want to move. When questioned, he said he was comfortable!
Another kindergarten student, small in stature, who has extremely weak fine motor control, sat in the seat for his handwriting. When asked about the seat, he told me "it just feels good". His control and pressure was much improved on this day.
The teacher I work with, who teaches children with autism, uses the Howdaseat for many children in her classroom. She has been able to use it with 5 of her children so far and all results have been positive. The classroom paraprofessionals are providing feedback as well.........."that seat is great", "the kids love that seat". The feedback I get is that the seat provides a calming sense and support for these kiddos.
We feel that the impact of the seat is awesome. Kids sit better and attend to group and lessons longer. Our district is interested in purchasing them to have them available in all of our buildings.”
— Diana S., Teacher, Columbus, OH
“My daughter absolutely loves her Howda chair. She uses it everyday in class when they are having circle time or when she needs to sit for extended periods of time. It helps her stay focus on the situation on hand while sitting in a comfortable chair. We would highly recommend this chair to anyone, child or adult, for any reason to sit comfortably.”
— Karen H., Mother, Alabama
“The HowdaHUG chair has been helpful for one student in particular. This student seeks out deep pressure during the day. He also has a goal to stay seated during tasks throughout his day. I believe that this chair has helped provide sensory input for this student and I have seen an improvement in his ability to stay seated during desk-top tasks. This chair is also very easy to set-up and use with a regular desk chair as well as easy to store with the convenient collapsible design.”
— J.K., Occupational Therapist, Baltimore, MD
“The HowdaHUG chair has been well received by several students in my young autism class. It helps them sit and attend during floor time group activities. It also has been very helpful during individual work times to get them focused and reduce elopement. It allows for sensory breaks through rocking and pushing without needing to transition away from the work area.”
— S.S., Occupational Therapist, Baltimore, MD