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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Packing Foam Activities for Developmental Disabilities

I found this thick foam in a storage closet at work and thought –“that would feel nice to use in…

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Make Your Own Manipulation Snow People

The possibilities are endless when cutting up plastic containers for seasonal activities. Here are a few easy to make winter…

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Buckles: Fun and Effective Strategies to Manipulate Fasteners

Simulated Buckles¬† Opening buckles is relatively easy- involving a series of bilateral pulling motions. However, closing buckles is a trickier…

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Make a Collage for Occupational Therapy!

What is a Collage? I have always loved making collages… since the first time I squirted glue on a smaller…

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The Benefits of Adapting Activities with Built-up Handles

What Is a Built-Up Handle? A Built-Up or Englarged handle is an adaptation that makes grasping easier. It may be…

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How to Make Looping Crafts Out of Recycled Materials

What are Loop Crafts? Many children love weaving loops to create pot holders! The commercially available craft loops are vibrant…

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How Vibration Helps to Build Fine-Motor Skills

I have found that materials that vibrate often motivate babies, older children and adults with disabilities to grasp and manipulate…

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