Save your plastic bottles, cardboard boxes and old clothes to fabricate therapeutic materials designed to improve sensory processing, learning and engagement in functional activities. These strategies can be used with children and adults with learning and/or developmental disabilities as well as patients with physical and cognitive impairments such as dementia or brain injury. This course is open captioned.
Course created on April 12, 2016
- By the end of this course, the participants will be able to recognize the skills to design, individualize, fabricate and treat using recycled materials to promote cognitive, fine motor and visual perceptual skills.
- By the end of this course, the participants will be able to identify how to adapt both home-made and commercially available products to add sensory components that promote engagement and learning.
- By the end of this course, the participants will be able to recognize how to use at least five teaching strategies or principles including the following: 1) how to simplify for easier success, 2) how to add challenge to build on achieved skills, 3) how to make "success-only" activities, 4) teach either "take apart" or "put together" but not both to avoid confusion, 5) "take apart" is generally easier to learn before "put together".
|5-15 Minutes||Types of materials and tools|
|15-45 Minutes||How to design and adapt activities|
|45-55 Minutes||Teaching strategies|
|55-60 Minutes||Q and A, Summary|
Barbara Smith, MS, OTR/L
Barbara A. Smith, M.S., OTR/L has worked for over 30 years in a variety of settings including public schools, special education collaboratives, early intervention programs, state institutions, community residences, adult day services and hippotherapy facilities. She is the author of The Recycling Occupational Therapist, From Rattles to Writing: A Parent’s Guide to Hand Skills and From Flapping to Function: A Parent’s Guide to Autism and Hand Skills. Barbara’s newest book explains the developmental challenges that impact fine-motor skills and the many creative, easy to implement and inexpensive strategies to help children learn. Naturally many activities are made from or adapted using recycled materials!
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