4 years ago
Velcro Fine-Motor Task for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
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Ripping Velcro off backings is fun for children and adults!
Pulling provides sensory stimulation to muscles and joints and many people enjoy the ripping sound. The client in the video is blind , so the auditory and proprioceptive input helps him focus as he sequences the steps of
1) ripping the shapes off the board and
2) inserting them into the container.
Students or clients with vision might enjoy identifying pictures before ripping them off the board. Some may be able to identify the shapes. It has been challenging to find a repetitive task that this individual can perform independently, I think I found a winner…..
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