How to Make a Sensory Pegboard

Between 12 and 18 months of age, babies develop greater visual-perceptual skills by using form boards, shape sorters, pegboards, nesting…

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How to Make a Handle for Sponge Painting

I love using this jig with individuals who have difficulty grasping thin paint brushes due to weak hands or increased…

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Valentine Themed Activities Made from Recycled Materials

The following Heart themed activities to celebrate Valentine’s Day are simple to make and the recycled materials are readily available,…

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Make A Manipulation Box

A Take-Apart and Put Together manipulation box can work on many hand and cognitive skills such Visual attention Sequencing and…

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Pre-vocational Tasks: Folding Paper, Stuffing Envelopes and Attaching Labels

Folding Paper The illustrations shown in this post are from my book The Recycling Occupational Therapist. Folding paper, stuffing envelopes…

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Having Fun with Pom Poms

There’s lots of great pom pom crafts to make all year long… I made the following adapted pom pomĀ  maker…

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How to Make and Use “Sensory Bags or Rings” made from Socks, Sweaters or Pants

Sensory bags and sensory rings are super easy to make and a versatile therapeutic tool. It is also quite rewarding…

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Make Your Own Bilateral Bat, Two-Handled Pull and Zoom Ball Activities

The following bilateral sensory activities are easy to individualize, age appropriate for both children and adults and can be used…

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Deaf-Blind Client Bilateral/Sensory Manipulation Activities to Develop Fine-Motor Skills

This client is blind, deaf and developmentally disabled. He appears to enjoy insertion tasks, but will stop if they are…

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Anti-Gravity Positions: Prone Extension and Supine Flexion

Prone Extension Between 6 and 12 months of age a typically developing baby is so strong that when placed on…

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