Recycling OT: Suitcase Activity with Developmentally Disabled Clients

RecyclingOTPublished: June 11, 2018Updated: June 13, 201828 views
Published: June 11, 2018Updated: June 13, 2018

I love to recycle suitcases, duffle bags and backpacks because the zippers are large and easy to manipulate. I cut away the back of the suitcase shown in the video so that the front piece can be held or attached to a wall. There are 3 zippered pockets filled with objects to remove.

This video demonstrates how I individualized the activity for my clients.
1) a blind client sits at the table, using both hands to search inside the pockets
2) a client with flexed posture reaches high as she holds the suitcase with one hand to remove objects with the other hand
3)Clients who love to move- transport the materials to the container located across the room or even in a different room.

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