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"I serve as the school psychologist for Effingham Unit 40, located in Effingham, IL. In that role, I work directly with the special education professionals in our district, including OT and PT professionals."


"Across the board, our instructors have found that the use of the REST chair truly enhances student performance, attention span and even core development."


"Across three months of using REST technology, we are deeply satisfied with its performance and positive impact on the lives of the students."


Lisa Norton

School Psychologist

Effingham Community Schools


“The REST had a positive impact on all children that sat on the device and especially those children with the diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).”


 “It was remarkable to see the students’ changed facial expression and hear the verbal description of how each student felt on the REST…Children as young as 3 reported liking the movement.”


"A first grade student with ADHD begged to have the REST placed in the classroom so that it could take the place of her classroom chair…and all of the students reported that they felt calmer

and better able to concentrate.”


“From my experience trialing the REST, I am recommending that the school district

purchase more REST devices to serve more students.”


Dr. Susan Tozzi-Heschle, PT, DPT, MS

Licensed in New Jersey

September 5, 2018

“My oldest son, now 14, who has been diagnosed with high functioning Autism, had the

opportunity to use the REST system. He used the system for almost two years.”


“He used the system while doing homework, as he felt it helped him concentrate on the task at hand…

My son also utilized the REST system when he would feel anxious. He would tell us it really helped him relax.”


“I would definitely recommend the REST system for other parents, as I feel it is an

invaluable tool, especially with kids who are on the spectrum.”


Matthew Scharff

Very Satisfied Parent

August 21, 2018

“I was pleased to discover the ease and functionality it offers. I am able to quickly move it around

so that I can position a student at a table, on the other side of the room.”


“The students I specifically use the REST with are between the ages of 3-9 years old. Some of these students have developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or learning and attention difficulties.”


“In addition to using the REST as a sensory input modality, I found the REST is an excellent therapeutic tool for students that have poor trunk control, such as students with Cerebral Palsy or neuromuscular disorders.”


“Overall, the REST has been a great tool in our school that is used by all students,

not just students with special needs.”


Sara Wight

Occupational Therapist

Brick, New Jersey

August 6, 2018

“I have utilized REST for approximately 6 months as a tool in my clinical tool box…I can state

 this to be a very valuable new tool that is easy to use and patients respond well to it.”


“It is beneficial as an alternative tool to assist in working on postural control and stability

utilizing the dynamic motor learning theory. I use it often in place of a physiotherapy ball.”


“I believe that REST would be an extremely valuable new tool in any physical therapists tool box.”


Kathleen M. Murphy, PT, DPT

Children’s Specialized Hospital

Mountainside, New Jersey

May 9, 2018

“With the addition of REST to the therapy plan, over a 6 and 7 week period, both boys increased

the time remaining seated while on the REST to participate in fine motor activity, and they both

increased the time for sustained attention to the activity.”


“For the female with neuromuscular deficits…She was noted to not be distressed

and smiling and laughing when working on the REST device.”


“All three clinicians felt REST was not physically difficult to move, set up or use…

Additionally, parents responded positively to the addition of REST to the therapy session.”


Joanne Hunt, OTD, OTR/L

Children’s Specialized Hospital

Mountainside, New Jersey

April 20, 2018

“It seems to really work well for him to calm and focus like when he is

working on lessons or crafts…He has used it while he eats.”


“It seems to help him sit still and not being constantly moving his

whole body around or fidgeting. He will just be very calm.”


Nicole McCallister

Riley’s Pleased Mother

Powell, Wyoming

April 26, 2018

“The REST chair has been AMAZING for several of our students.”


“One of our students was able to focus without rocking and head banging for the first time

all year while on the chair (and in his lifetime according to past reports)! He says he feels

more focused and in control of his body.”


“You are a superhero!”


Kristine Van Ess, MS, OTR

Plymouth (Wisconsin) School District

February 7, 2017

"We have noticed a significant improvement in the performance

of our students who have varying levels of both behavioral and academic needs.”


“We have noticed that some students who are on the spectrum and who have

sensory issues seem to be able to self-regulate more efficiently.”


“Those with ADHD and other issues related to impulsivity appear to be able

to reduce the impulsive behavior and focus on their academics.”


Susan Henderson and Elise Sorensen

Madison Primary Center

South Bend (Indiana) Community School System

March 2, 2016

“We have been utilizing REST for a year and have been extremely satisfied with its performance.”


“At these times [Reading and Math blocks], they are using the REST seat for up to 35 minutes.

This enables the student to sit through the lesson, stay focused, and move on to the tasks

without needing to take a sensory break.”


“We highly recommend this product in an educational setting as well as a behavioral setting.”


Kaylee Bohnert

Special Education Teacher

Rural Community Academy

Graysville, Indiana

March 16, 2018

“The intent when we purchased the REST machine was to see if it was going to have a calming

effect on our individuals. It has and continues to work as a great tool to assist in behaviors.”


“It is amazing how only in a few short minutes the REST machine

with its gentle movements has a calming and settling effect.”


“I would recommend the REST machine to any organization

that has children or adults with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability.”


Michael Pierce

Executive Director

Lawrence Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens

Robinson, Illinois

November 3, 2016

"Thank you so much for allowing our public charter school to try REST in our small school. Our trial period absolutely proved its worth for our attention-deficit as well as our students on the autism spectrum.”


“Obviously, we are keeping the equipment as we see the students benefiting from it.

Thank you for creating such a wonderful, useful product in the area of special needs.”


Susie Pierce

School Leader

Rural Community Academy

Sullivan, Indiana

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