Functional Hand Activity: An Alternative to Clasping Hands

RecyclingOTPublished: March 21, 2018Updated: March 23, 201844 views
Published: March 21, 2018Updated: March 23, 2018

My sweet client likes to soothe herself by putting her fingers in her mouth and clasping her hands tightly. You can see that she is wearing a chewable necklace and she sometimes will keep that in her mouth. This video demonstrates a brief activity alternative. I put several rings made out of socks on each arm. She really liked that tight feeling. After she removed each ring I put them on my arms and repeated the game. Then the rings went to the laundry basket!

If you are a parent or work with children or adults with developmental disabilities give it a try. Learn more about activity adaptations at

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