Just For Fun
Pinch and Swing Ballerina
I created the pinch and swing ballerina with a young woman who was regaining her hand and arm movement after a stroke. The activity was motivating because it followed her interest in music, movement and dancing. It required a little more dexterity to pinch as her motor skills continued to improve. Use push pins to connect the parts.
Palm squeeze butterfly
I created this template for a child who was exploring how to manipulate objects by grasping them with her palm. The individual needed to have her arm held up by a staff (or use the Broken CCTV adaptation in the Self-Regulation section so they can view their hand).
When we became bored of the activity we made a visually stimulating mobile and used an accessible switch with a Power Link 3 to control a fan and make a silly, motivating and accessible recreational activity.
I used these props again in this visual context partly because she had significant visual experience with them, something that is important in seeing effectively when an individual has Cortical Visual Impairment. We also used a black background behind the mobile to reduce the visual array behind it. You can observe the complex visual array of the bulletin board behind the mobile.
Various Utensil Adaptations
This small selection of simple positioning adaptations allows individuals to access everyday functional objects independently if they have difficulty holding the object.
Adapted UNO Holder
I created this adapted UNO card holder for an individual who had difficulty holding the cards. Having autonomy during the activity allowed him to feel a greater sense of belonging with his friends.