Bilateral Control Activity for Client with Spasticity
My client has spasticity that makes it difficult to use his hands together. He is unable to manipulate objects on his tray, but enjoys stabilizing a container with his left hand to insert objects.
He loves to use his hands and he loves to talk. But he has learned that his hands work much better when not talking! At this stage he only has to perform one step before being rewarded with an opportunity to chat. Hopefully, as skill develops, he will be able to remove all of the cards before the "chat reward".
How to Make:
1) Cut a long strip of fabric.
2) Tie short pieces of fabric or string along the long strip.
3) Punch holes in picture cards, plastic or other materials.
This is the first activity I designed for him where he is able to use both hands together in midline. He needs to continuously reposition his hands to find the materials. It was just the right amount of challenge!