Tag: bilaterality

Clapping Games

Purpose: To develop rhythm, bilateral integration, and laterality awareness. Materials: Two simple chairs or stools. Metronome, music. Procedure: Child and therapist sit erect, facing one another. Rest hands on knees, palms down. Set a beat on the metronome (a song…

Angels in the Snow

  Introduction: This activity is simple and effective and reinforces or introduces left-right awareness and bilateral control. If you feel this activity is too simple for your client/child, consider a different exercise, but it is sometimes best to prove that…

Ball Hitting – Body Contact

 See Also: Ball Hitting Ball Hitting Hand Movements PURPOSE: The purpose of these activities is to help the patient develop understanding of how the eyes move, the ability to control these movements in a coordinated and effortless manner, and the…

Ball Hitting – Dive Bomb

  See Also: Ball Hitting Ball Hitting Hand Movements Ball Hitting – Body Contact PURPOSE: The purpose of these activities is to help the patient develop understanding of how the eyes move, the ability to control these movements in a…

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.…

Simon Says Instruction

  Purpose: To develop laterality awareness and control. Materials: None. Procedure: This should serve as a starting point for the activity and you should feel free to be creative in how you do this activity. This is a game where…

Ball Juggle

  170 Ball Juggle   Material: Attached document. Small soft ball.   Procedure: • Download and print the attached document. Follow the instructions on the document. • Always begin activities at a level that is not too challenging for the child, then…

322 Scrambled Letters

    Introduction: In this exercise, the client will hold a wire loop (described below) and use it as a sight to guide hand movements. The loop is used to visually ‘circle’ target letters laid out across the surface of…