Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rotating Ball to develop motor planning

This ball rewards children who manipulate it by making a squeak. One boy enjoyed doing this repeatedly laughing while I counted 30 squeaks. This little girl is working on using her hands together and motor planning.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Connecting Rings to Toss

I was pleased to find that this client was able to easily fasten the ends of the rings. She enjoyed tossing them and placing them on our heads ! and then

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Color Matching Activity

You'll hear me yapping away throughout this short video, trying to get my client to speak. He was actually too busy thinking about how to color match and manipulate the cord.
Sometimes I think that I talk too much and therefore, the child doesn't have an opportunity to talk, but when I want them to do a motor activity, I find that the kids who avoid using their hands by talking- become better focused on the task if I talk nonstop -then they can't talk and they end up doing the activity.  Hope this makes sense.....