The use of stability balls as chairs in classrooms is becoming more common. There has been a decent amount of research done involving students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how this disorder affects an individual’s attention and behavior in class. This study looks at a fifth grade classroom and asks the following: How does the use of stability balls as chairs affect the classroom management, and how do the students feel about them? The study is inconclusive as far as behavior goes, but seems to show a student preference in support of using stability balls.
Clayton, Melissa A. and Messinger, Erin, "A Comparison of Stability Balls Versus Chairs in the Classroom: Student Preferences and Effects on Classroom Management" (2014). Education Undergraduate Research. 16.