Tag: gross-motor

gross-motor

Ball Hitting

  See Also: Ball Hitting – Dive Bomb Ball Hitting – Body Contact 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…

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.…

Trap the Marble

  Purpose: This is a fun and effective way of developing laterality sense and bilateral control. Material: Two spray can caps or two small plastic or paper cups, a marble Procedure: 1.  The child is to kneel on the floor,…

Reading Body Movements

   Purpose:  To develop visual/verbal/auditory matching at the action level. Materials: Large mirror Procedure: 1.  Home assistant is to stand facing the patient. 2.  Move one arm or leg in a simple pattern.  For example, tap your right foot on…

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…

Eye Movement Control – Awareness

  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 ability to visually anticipate movement or change. Precise and…

Bean Bag Toss

  Purpose: To develop bilateral control, VMI, and spatial awareness. Material: Two pails/buckets/bowls, small beanbags (or other soft, non-bouncy, small objects for tossing), paper, pencil, balance board. Procedure: Patient stands about six feet from the bucket and is instructed: 1. …

Templates Geometric Form

  Print off and read the attached document. The instructions in the attachment to this activity are self-explanatory. If yo do not have a chalkboard, find a whiteboard and erasable markers. Heavier weight corrugated cardboard is best for creating drawing…

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…