Treatment Focus: Role Playing, Modeling, Receptive Listening, Spatial Awareness, and Turn Taking.
|Group Size: 1-4|
– 1 large cardboard box
Increase fine motor skills.
Increase spatial awareness.
- – Use scissors/knife to cut cardboard box so that it lays flat on the floor
- – Prep roadmap on separate paper to be used as visual guide
- Description of Activity:
- – Facilitator will provide prompt to construct a roadway using markers on cardboard box using the separate paper as guide (visual guide)
- – Client/s will copy what is drawn on separate paper to larger scale on box
- – Use blocks (or other objects) to construct buildings
- – Allow the client to decorate with trees, people, etc.
- – Provide the client vehicle
- – Use verbal cues or visual depictions (drawn on the visual guide) to move car from one location to the next
- – Allow clients to create their own roadmap
Processing: (Questions used before, during, or after activity that provide meaning and critical thinking opportunities)
– Why would we do something like this?
– What did you enjoy about this activity? Why?
– Did you learn anything during this activity? What was it?
– Was it easier/harder to work together? Did talking help?
– How did you decide who would complete what?
– What were some of the places you took your vehicle?
– Incorporate roads, bridges, waterways, train tracks, etc. Clients will use different colors to depict different features.
– Increase number of curves & turns in the visual.
– Use multiple lane highways, turn lanes, road signs, etc.
– Collaboratively create scenario requiring movement from one location to the next, (i.e. firetruck needs to get to a fire)
– Draw lines for roads on the cardboard box & have client trace.
– Use larger markers (fine motor deficit).
– Provide features.
– Use smaller/larger box.
– Post box on wall (mobility constraints, i.e. wheelchair).
– Use fewer colors.
Intervention submitted by Tyler Neimeyer, MS, CTRS