Category: gross-motor

Explosion

  Purpose: To assist in early development of bilaterality sense, awareness, and control. Material: Blindfold. Introduction: This is a very simple technique for use primarily with young children and can serve as an entry point for gross motor skills work.…

Cross Pattern Walking With Flashlights

  Purpose: To develop visually monitored understanding of the body image and laterality in action patterns. Apparatus: Two flashlights, metronome/music. Method: 1. Have the subject walk in a normal cross pattern movement, holding a flashlight in each hand. The flashlights…

Egg Box Toss

Preview or print the attached document. This is a fun game that strengthens visual motor skills, self-control, bilateral integration and balance. This game is best played with heavier coins, marbles, or steel ball bearings. Try loading this activity with a metronome. Begin with…

Store

  The sites below offer a variety of products to assist with your needs as a clinician or therapist to help with developing a variety of skills. Kindly advise us if there is a problem with one of the vendors…

Balance Board

  Introduction: The Balance Board sheet below describes activities that are appropriate as standalone exercises, but it also provides simple instructions for creating a balance board. This will be crude but effective, and should be used on fairly robust floors…

Chalkboard Directionality Fixations

  180 Chalkboard Directionality Fixations     Purpose: To develop VSA skills, directionality, and bilateral control under a controlled stress condition. Material: Download and print the attached document. Walking rail (a simple 2×4 is perfect). Paper, pencils, tape, or blackboard/chalk,…

330 String and Dowel

  330 String and Dowel   Download and print, or simply preview the attached document. Equipment: Six-foot length of string, yardstick/meter stick/3 foot dowel (like a short broom stick), colourful thumb tack (so long as you can easily see it…

Directional Triangles

Directional Triangles Purpose: To distinguish between right versus left orientations of objects in space. To develop automaticity in identification of laterality. To develop visual motor integration with both dominant and non-dominant hands. Procedure: Print a copy of the worksheet: Directional…

Yoga

See Also: http://blogs.mtroyal.ca/conted/2013/04/18/yoga-therapy-student-has-unexpected-career/ There is so much, and yet so little, to say about yoga – I could ramble on for many hours about how yoga is beneficial in accelerating and guiding the healthy development of a child, and still…