RecyclingOT's Videos

Hoola Hoop Motor Planning Game 1m37s

Hoola Hoop Motor Planning Game

My clients really enjoyed this hoop activity! It requires 2 hoops and 3 or more players. The player in orange picks up the empty hoop and places it over the first individual. Then this first individual steps out of the hoop and the 2nd player steps into the newly emptied hoop. This sequence can continue indefinitely. Some children or adults may be able to play this with 2 teams and compete to see who can reach an end point first.... I love this activity because it works on • balance as the individuals step in and out of hoops • motor planning as the hoop is placed over a player’s head • following directions and • patience to wait for the other players to complete their part…. Learn more about activity adaptations on my website and blog: http://www.RecyclingOT.com http://www.RecyclingOT.blogspot.com

Sensory Table for  Individuals with  Developmental  Disabilities 1m20s

Sensory Table for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

This "sensory table" enables me to provide a fun, safe area for clients to pull, push, squeeze, roll and even pedal an arm cycle. The materials are strapped onto the table and nothing reaches as far as their mouths- removing choking risks. The idea came when I observed these individuals reaching over to grab materials other clients were using for insertions, puzzles or ring stacks. Some materials on this "sensory table" make sounds or vibrate. It’s a work in progress as I add new items that my clients may enjoy or remove items they grow bored with.... Learn more about activity adaptations on my website and blog: http://www.RecyclingOT.com http://www.RecyclingOT.blogspot.com

Teamwork to  Perform  "Clothespin"  Insertion Activity 1m46s

Teamwork to Perform "Clothespin" Insertion Activity

One of my clients is blind, likes to sing and has pretty good coordination. The other has cerebral palsy, uses a communication book and loves to help. They are the best of friends as you will see in this video as they work together to remove the plastic "clothespins" from the cord I tied around the table. Learn more about activity adaptations on my website and blog: http://www.RecyclingOT.com http://www.RecyclingOT.blogspot.com

Blind-Deaf Client  performing Reach and  Insert Activity 1m21s

Blind-Deaf Client performing Reach and Insert Activity

This sweet man is blind-deaf and cognitively impaired, but he enjoys insertion tasks, especially novel ones. He has been inserting objects into container openings for many years and he seemed to enjoy a new challenge--- reaching to remove the "clothespins" I made by cutting up plastic containers. This activity works on: 1) exploring his environment 2) reaching with both hands 3) using one hand to stabilize the container while using the other hand to insert objects. Notice that I attached golf balls with Velcro to the top of the table to insert into the containers round hole. The bucket functions as a 2 hole shape- sorter. Learn more about activity adaptations on my website and blog: http://www.RecyclingOT.com http://www.RecyclingOT.blogspot.com