Bouncing around all day??
Actually there are "ball chairs" for kids that need the extra cushioning or can't sit still. It has worked great for kids that aren't able to sit still. It DOES keep them in their seat. Though a stability ball works great the ball chairs have a base so that the ball doesn't roll.
Also, even people in desk jobs get up several times a day for different tasks or just to "stretch their legs." So why are we expecting our kids to be "still" all day in school? This builds the restlessness in a child.
As for the little guy that bumped his head...my kids have played on these balls for years (my oldest is 18, youngest is 2) and we have never had an injury. They can't be left unattended as my kids can be very daring and the ones on the spectrum don't understand danger. I am sorry your little guy hit his head. I would suggest a physioroll or we call them peanut balls because that is how they are shaped. They are more stable and the kids usually straddle them and bounce or lay across the middle and roll until their hands or feet touch the ground without them falling sideways.
I hope that helps!
Best to all!
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