5 years ago

Make Zoom Ball for Individuals with Autism

Zoom Ball (also called "Forward Pass") is a great activity for all children and especially helpful for those with visual attention and/or motor coordination challenges. How to play:
1)Each player holds a handle in each hand
2)One player keeps hands close together while the other player moves arms apart.
3)The "ball" flies across to the other player
4) Reverse and repeat over and over again

This activity strengthens shoulders, arms and hands. It develops coordination between the right and left sides of the body and rhythm as the ball moves back and forth. Visual attention and tracking skills may improve as children or adults watch the "ball" move quickly back and forth. My clients on the autism spectrum and those with other developmental disabilities have really enjoyed playing this partner game......
Tip: the shorter the cord, the easier to play....
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