Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Edibles




Oh my goodness--where did those two weeks go????? Don't know about you, but I spent most of my Christmas break avoiding my mom's cooking!!! Here is a sample of her pecan tarts--I call them "Happy Tarts" because they're glowing (with golden butter!!!)
Back to reality. Note the fidget/chewey belt that has been working for a young student with tuberous sclerosis who likes to swing and fling his typical chewies. Now he can spin his soppy chewies closer to his center of gravity and spray everyone at a lower level. When he drops them, they just hang around his waist on the belt until he feels them bumping against his leg. It's a win-win. Well, he can wiggle the belt up to his shoulders or push it down to his knees, but the adults can often distract him with other fun activities before the belt completely leaves his body. Try it and let me know what chewies work for your students.

2 comments:

Diane said...

where have you gone? i'm an OTS and have enjoyed reading your blog once a month, so i miss your postings...hope all is well and you'll be back soon!

School System Occupational Therapist in Virginia said...

Thanks for the boost, Diane. I needed it! Karen