Materials: See attached document. Balance board (optional).
- • In it’s simplest form, you are facing the client and produce a pattern using small straight objects (pens, pencils, crayons, paperclips, etc.). The client is to reproduce this pattern in front of herself.
- • Once done, she compares to yours; this is where the balance board can be useful in that you can ‘spin’ it around to compare the pattern, but this can also be accomplished by simply walking around to the therapist’s side of the table to compare/look. Or, each participant can apply their pattern on top of a blank sheet of paper which can then be carefully turned or passed down the table.
- • It is not appropriate to do this activity side-by-side as the goal is for the client to reproduce the therapist’s pattern after doing a mental rotation in the mind and using this as a guide to recreate the pattern on his own paper.
- • The balance board is offered as a means of rotating the paper around to the client, like a rotating ‘lazy susan’; this is of course just one way of doing this and should be avoided if furniture will be damaged in the process.