McFarland School District in Wisconsin, US, have been using Pip with great success to assist students learn to better manage stress. They have found the Pip particularly useful to help students identify what helps them calm down and learn to self-regulate.
Their Special Education teacher, Colleen has been using the Pip with students since November 2015 and has seen very promising results with her students.
‘The Pip is particularly useful to help students know what helps them calm down by trying different strategies when they are calm and not in distress. It allows students to use whatever strategy they think works for them. Then if their Pip score disagrees, there is not a power struggle to move on to a different calming strategy.
She also noted that she ‘also found when a student is too upset to talk, they can hold the pip, watch the app, and be aware of their own stress levels.’
Colleen’s students also agree and have found using the Pip an enjoyable, and educating, experience
“I love it because it can track my stress. It helps me figure out how to calm down.” 5th Grade student
“The Pip really helps you calm down when you are really mad and frustrated. I like the music and the changes to the Enchanted Forest in the Loom app.” 5th Grade student
Kim,the school’s Assistive Technology Coordinator, said that
‘the Pip is very valuable for all our schools to help our students center themselves when they are not in a good place. Using Pip has helped our teachers develop some great strategies to help students be more self-aware of their emotional state and apply what they learn from the Pip data.
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