Tag: gross-motor

gross-motor

Reflex Integration Training

Introduction: The post Retained Primitive Reflexes provides a general overview of early (neonatal) reflexes. These are starting points for us, behaviourally speaking, and provide the foundation upon which we build more complex behaviours that allow us to explore our world.…

Randolf Shuffle Tutorial

Randolf Shuffle is a sequence of simple body movements that are easy to do on their own, then combined to create more complex movements. Do the exercises in the following sequence: Arms (each arm individually) Simple Compound Arm Sequences (alternating…

Arrow Directionality

  Arrow Directionality 341 Arrow Directionality 342 Arrow Directionality Wksht This activity is virtually identical to the one above. Have a look for comparison. Directional Arrows This activity is designed to reinforce left/right awareness (laterality) and bilateral integration. The procedure…

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…

Ball Bounce Instructions

  Ball Bounce Instructions These instructions are only a sample of the many things you can do with simple balls. Balls have a bad name in part because they are known to break things in classrooms and homes. The key…

Jumping Jacks

  Follow the directions below. You should already be familiar with loading exercises and approaching therapy. Feel free to use the Metronome at any time to improve accuracy, speed, and control. Jumping Jacks are a great way to energize clients and…

Catcho

  Purpose:  To develop laterality, directionality and visual prediction of position and direction in space. Materials:  Catcho game: Catcho-type ball can be made out of four 6-pack plastic holders and two 12″ dowel sticks Procedure: 1.  Home assistant and patient…

Ball On String From Teeth

Ball On String From Teeth Purpose: To develop freedoms between visually monitored space organization and gross bodily movement patterns Apparatus: A red ball on a length of string. Method: Patient is to hold string securely between teeth.  Bend over parallel…

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…