Dog Leash Sensory Stringing for Developmental Disabilities
I attached a retractable dog leash to a book stand so clients need to reach and pull to string shapes onto the end. It feels quite nice to stimulate the muscles by pulling on the leash and this is a great way to help people with limited range of motion to reach and exercise their upper extremities.
The woman in the video enjoys both stringing and removing the pictures. She is able to identify some of the pictures in English and Spanish! This activity is also a great way to promote bilateral hand skills since many children and adults with developmental disabilities avoid using their hands together.
Remember: Sensory makes fine-motor FUN….