Real-Life Dexteria: Practicing Finger Isolation with Popsicle Sticks

I like the program Dexteria, and have blogged about it here: http://missawesomeness.com/ot-review-of-ipad-app-dexteria-for-fine-motor-skills/

It is too fast for some of my elementary schoolers (and I bet for others with cognitive impairments or recovering from certain types of hand or neurological injuries). I’m hoping with a future upgrade they allow a setting where the sequence can be slowed down or press-dependent rather than by time. In the meantime,  I made my own physical version in 3 seconds by grabbing some colored popsicle sticks. By having my little OT kid practice with these popsicle sticks in real life, I’m hoping it will speed her up and carry over so she can do the i-Pad version soon, which is much more motivating/engaging. 🙂

Feb 17, 2013 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 3

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