Welcome to a spot to share ideas for working with students in exceptional education in public schools.
Please describe activities you've successfully used with students to improve fine motor and self-help skills.
Creative classroom adaptations for sensory-based and ergonomic needs are sought. Technology applications, low and high tech, are appreciated.
Above all--be positive and professional in sharing your experiences and ideas. Thanks.
Monday, March 7, 2011
We always hope the materials we leave in classrooms will actually be used by students.
Well, these Velcro-backed Scrabble letter tiles do get used by the student and now I think I'll use another part of the Scrabble game to help the little guy figure out how-in-heck to make a triangle--drawing it is very tricky for him.
We used to just sit on the floor to work but now I'm having him work on all-fours as much as possible, to build up his shoulder girdle muscles and overall UE strength. Since he has spent about half his life in hospitals he hasn't had much opportunity for UE weight bearing over the years.