Movement Hand Activity for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
This video demonstrates how much fun it is to attach to a hoop or cord suspended across the room. My clients get exercise as they walk across the room to retrieve more materials or remove/insert them into a container placed on the floor. My clients need exercise and movement provides calming sensory stimulation! This activity develops visual attention, bilateral coordination and is fun to slide the shapes along the hoop. Try suspending the hoop from the ceiling to strengthen arms.
Children or adults may be at the level where they are learning to use hands together to remove the shapes. Others will learn how to attach them while strengthening fingers and developing motor control. Individualize according to the needs of your child, student or client.