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This fine-motor activity provides an opportunity to practice opening or closing clothing fasteners repeatedly to refine hand skills. Many clients enjoy repetitive tasks and find them calming. Cutting Activities, Motor Activities, Etch A Sketch, Oral Motor, Pipe Cleaners, Achieve Success, Baby Development, Plastic Bottle, Bottle Caps

Suspended Clothing Fasteners Fine-Motor Activity

This fine-motor activity provides an opportunity to practice opening or closing clothing fasteners repeatedly to refine hand skills. Many clients enjoy repetitive tasks and find them calming. Other be

I came across a small patio-type table minus the top. It has 4 curved legs that I immediately thought would make awesome ring stacks. I have a lot of experience cutting up plastic containers to make f Plastic Containers, Plastic Bottles, Cutting Activities, Etch A Sketch, Oral Motor, Developmental Disabilities, Pipe Cleaners, Achieve Success, Baby Development

Stringing Ring Stack Activity for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

I came across a small patio-type table minus the top. It has 4 curved legs that I immediately thought would make awesome ring stacks. I have a lot of experience cutting up plastic containers to make f

A parent gave me a large amount of extra medical tubing and I have found lots of uses! This activity works on eye-hand coordination, reaching above eye level and lots of great sensory movement. Clear Plastic Bottles, Cutting Activities, Sensory Motor, Oral Motor, Sensory Stimulation, Developmental Disabilities, Baby Development, Cool Eyes, Give It To Me

Sensory-Motor Bead Insertion Activity for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

A parent gave me a large amount of extra medical tubing and I have found lots of uses! This activity works on eye-hand coordination, reaching above eye level and lots of great sensory movement. The in

My client, a young lady with developmental disabilities hates to get her hands wet, especially when assisted to wash her hands. My goal is to increase her exposure to having wet hands so that she incr Types Of Disability, Cutting Activities, Etch A Sketch, Oral Motor, Developmental Disabilities, Occupational Therapist, Down Syndrome, Baby Development, Writing Skills

How to Decrease Tactile Defensiveness to Water

My client, a young lady with developmental disabilities hates to get her hands wet, especially when assisted to wash her hands. My goal is to increase her exposure to having wet hands so that she incr

A blind client with very good dexterity enjoys attaching the small rings to the crazy straws. She is a pro! This is a great activity for developing motor planning skills and refining dexterity. Cutting Activities, Motor Planning, Dishwasher Soap, Small Rings, Down Syndrome, Baby Development, Writing Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Pediatrics

Crazy Straw Ring Stack to Develop Fine-Motor Skills

A blind client with very good dexterity enjoys attaching the small rings to the crazy straws. She is a pro! This is a great activity for developing motor planning skills and refining dexterity. Some i

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Vibrating Ring Stack and Stringing Activity for Developmental Disabilities

I attached a dowel to a vibrating cushion to make a vibrating ring stack. Vibration motivates the blind individual with developmental disabilities shown in the video- to engage in a bilateral repetiti

This video explains how to use sensory reinforcers to help children or adults on the autism spectrum or people with other developmental disabilities to develop hand skills. Many disabled individuals h Cutting Activities, Sensory System, Oral Motor, Developmental Disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, Occupational Therapist, Pipe Cleaners, Positive Reinforcement, Achieve Success

How Sensory Reinforcement Helps Children with Autism Develop Hand Skills

This video explains how to use sensory reinforcers to help children or adults on the autism spectrum or people with other developmental disabilities to develop hand skills. Many disabled individuals h

I had no idea how smart Micky was! He is blind, developmentally disabled, on the autistic spectrum and only uses a handful of words. When he first entered the day program 4 years ago, Micky refused to Commercial Stairs, Cutting Activities, Etch A Sketch, Sensory Stimulation, Hole Puncher, Developmental Disabilities, Occupational Therapist, Baby Development

Blind Individual with Developmental Disabilities Learns to use a Hole Puncher

I had no idea how smart Micky was! He is blind, developmentally disabled, on the autistic spectrum and only uses a handful of words. When he first entered the day program 4 years ago, Micky refused to

Here is a simple to make and use fine-motor activity for children or individuals with disabilities of any age. All you need is A magnetic surface Small magnetic pieces A stencil I happened to Cutting Activities, Motor Activities, Activities For Kids, Homemade Stencils, Heart Stencil, Etch A Sketch, Oral Motor, Large Stencils, Magnetic White Board

Creating Pictures with Magnets and Stencils

Here is a simple to make and use fine-motor activity for children or individuals with disabilities of any age. All you need is 1) A magnetic surface 2) Small magnetic pieces 3) A stencil I happened to

This client is nonverbal but wants to communicate. He frequently pulls on the staff’s sleeves and places their hand on top of his head to indicate wanting it rubbed. He also likes cookies and music. Cutting Activities, Etch A Sketch, Oral Motor, Developmental Disabilities, Occupational Therapist, Pipe Cleaners, Achieve Success, Baby Development, Bottle Caps

Picture Communication Board and Developmental Disabilities

This client is nonverbal but wants to communicate. He frequently pulls on the staff’s sleeves and places their hand on top of his head to indicate wanting it rubbed. He also likes cookies and music. T

Rocking Chair/Weighted Fine-Motor Activity for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Cutting Activities, Motor Activities, Sensory Activities, Tactile Stimulation, Sensory Tools, Oral Motor, Pediatric Ot, Developmental Disabilities, Down Syndrome

Rocking Chair/Weighted Fine-Motor Activity for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

I designed the following sensory activity with a specific individual in mind. This is an individual who enjoys shaking, tossing or squeezing sensory-based objects such as squeeze balls. He has been ve

I started playing around with tie wraps when I found a large container of them anonymously donated and placed on my desk at work. Pushing tie wraps through holes works on many skills. Cutting Activities, Etch A Sketch, Oral Motor, Types Of Plastics, Pipe Cleaners, Achieve Success, Baby Development, Plastic Bottle, Bottle Caps

Christmas Tree Eye-Hand Coordination Activity using Tie Wraps

I started playing around with tie wraps when I found a large container of them anonymously donated and placed on my desk at work. Pushing tie wraps through holes works on many skills. 1) They need to

Many people including myself enjoy the feeling of rubbing a brush against the arms and hands. I received training decades ago on how to administer the Wilbarger Protocol that involves rubbing with a s Cutting Activities, Motor Planning, Etch A Sketch, Oral Motor, It's Going Down, Sensory Processing Disorder, Down Syndrome, Baby Development, Fabric Squares

Brush Stringing for Sensory Processing Disorders

Many people including myself enjoy the feeling of rubbing a brush against the arms and hands. I received training decades ago on how to administer the Wilbarger Protocol that involves rubbing with a s

Ahhhh (or should I say moooooo)- it's always sweet to watch the baby-mother bond! I loved breast-feeding my baby 31 years ago. He was a very sensitive, fussy baby who was difficult to soothe. Early Intervention Program, Tactile Stimulation, Cutting Activities, Etch A Sketch, My Last Day, Pinterest Images, Occupational Therapist, Baby Development, I Said

Calf Loves Mother's Milk!

Ahhhh (or should I say moooooo)- it's always sweet to watch the baby-mother bond! I loved breast-feeding my baby 31 years ago. He was a very sensitive, fussy baby who was difficult to soothe. Even tho

I made this video almost 10 years ago when I was providing low vision services in home care settings. I hope that this information continues to help other therapists and patients. Cutting Activities, Oral Motor, Occupational Therapist, Pipe Cleaners, Achieve Success, Baby Development, Plastic Bottle, Bottle Caps, Chopsticks

Low Vision Occupational Therapy

I made this video almost 10 years ago when I was providing low vision services in home care settings. I hope that this information continues to help other therapists and patients. The best part is tha

Some children and individuals with disabilities are easily overwhelmed when there are a large number of materials around. The task seems endless! I find that it helps to set up materials so that it’s Cutting Activities, Etch A Sketch, Oral Motor, Alphabet Stickers, Occupational Therapist, Pipe Cleaners, Achieve Success, Baby Development, Plastic Bottle

Color Matching Pill Box Activity for Developmentally Disabled

Some children and individuals with disabilities are easily overwhelmed when there are a large number of materials around. The task seems endless! I find that it helps to set up materials so that it’s