Way to work on a million OT skills at once :)

My brain has been in overdrive lately. Based on my time going through visual motor stuff, plus a binder incident today, here is my new plan.

1. Get those “dot” stickers you can write on.
2. Have child use best handwriting to number the dots, 1 through 15 or so
3. Have child place dots on themselves, mostly on arms, legs, a few on torso perhaps as appropriate. In random order, where-ever. 
4. Have child sit or stand on unstable surface while guarding them for safety, and have them take stickers off, in order, so scanning themselves to find them. 
5. Have the child replace them on the original surface or something where they are able to re-peel them.
6. Show the child how to hole punch 15 pieces of scratch paper.
7. Show them to label each page with the dot sticker, in order, turning over each page, so its organized.
7. Have them put the organized, sorted pages in a 3 ring binder. 
8. Profit???? 
9. Just kidding. But lots of our kids need work on hole punching, organizing, opening/closing binders, etc. I think this would be a great activity for a 3rd or 4th grader for sure. 
Next step/next time could be taking out the papers, placing them in folders, or scattering the papers in the air so they need to be re-sorted, working on folding, stapling, etc. 
Sep 11, 2012 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 2