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Hey homeschooling moms (and non too if you know!)

Posted by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 3:19 AM
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I need to get DD a ball to use as a chair (one of those excersize balls) her therapist says it works REALLY great in her office. 

But i have NO IDEA what size i should get her! 


She is 9. average height for a 9 year old. 


Does anyone know? 


I want to order it online. but if i cant find out the answer i will just take her with me to the store and find one that fits well. 

by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 3:19 AM
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JTMOM422
by Brenda on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Call the office and ask the therapist what size it is. I bought one of those balls they sit and bounce on. My ds does not understand it yet so I may have to get the exercise ball too

MomOfOneCoolKid
by Gold Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 2:59 PM

I have no idea, but I love your profile pic! i think i've seen an online store about OT stuff. I'll see if I can dig it up :)

amonkeymom
by Amy on Jan. 24, 2013 at 4:06 PM

I'm thinking probably a small or medium.  I believe they have the weights/heights listed on the box.

amandae21
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 4:39 PM

I would think a regular sized ball would work okay for desk height. My 9yo dd isn't much shorter than me and a standard ball would probably be a little small for me. I'd feel like my legs are crunched up. She isn't ASD, but I do homeschool her.

arschell-eudy
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 6:21 PM

I think it's best to ask the OT cause those people have experience they know better!

JP-StrongForTwo
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Thank you all. We figured it out :) 55cm ball is perfectly sized :) 

Tina51097
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 8:40 AM

My son Trevor is 15, and loves the ball. His OT therpist said to get a ball that when he sits on it his feet our flat on the floor. Hope this helps. 

Fergablu2
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Try the Integrations catalogue online. They sell all sizes of balls and something you put under them to hold them and use them as chairs.


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