Promoting Figure-Ground Discrimination During Hand Activities

Figure-Ground Discrimination is a visual-perceptual skill that helps a child to interpret what she sees; it is the ability to…

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Happy Birthday Balloon with Enlarged Handle

This adaptation enables children and adults with decreased grasping skills to see and/or play with a balloon that they can…

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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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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 pom  maker…

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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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