So to help Whit stay put in her chair her teachers came up with a great solution. They found a chair that is just the right height for her sat her in it, put her feet on the floor and then looped a foam strap around her feet to keep them where they should be. The strap is fastened to both sides of the chair at the feet with velcro. That foam strap is a firm reminder to Whitney to sit still and keep her feet on the floor, but it's not tight enough to make her feel bound in. When it's time to stand up the velcro can come loose and off she goes.
And here's the best part of all, Whitney's teachers let us take it home for the summer so we can keep working with her while she's out of school. So now each day Whitney takes some time in the therapy chair to help her remember the structure of school and the importance of sitting still. The only difference is during the summer she gets to watch The Little Mermaid or a Signing Time episode while she practices.