For those students with autism or diagnosed sensory needs, schools use their Cubbies in one of two ways.
Firstly it is for structured and timetabled interventions.
Secondly, some students who recognise their early signs of sensory overload use a card system to indicate to the teacher they are visiting the Cubbie.
In both circumstances, the objective is to prevent a full-blown episode. The benefits of this are numerous.
Usage is not just for those with autism and diagnosed sensory needs. Many students with occasional stress and anxiety use a Cubbie Sprint to regulate themselves. This has the effect that students with autism and diagnosed sensory needs do not feel singled out or particularly different. Every student wants to fit in with their cohort and Cubbie helps with this.
Because so many people benefit directly and indirectly from a Cubbie Sprint, we are increasingly being told that students think that the Cubbie is cool.