Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hand Squeezing Activity

This video shows an activity I designed to strengthen the intrinsic muscles of the hand. I thougth of it when working with older kids and adults with developmental disabilities who tended to use the fingertips and avoid touch to the palms. You can set this up as a nesting activity or a sequencing task by having the cups in one container and the squeezables in a second container. Then show the clients how to take one of each, insert together and put in a third bin with completed pieces. This teaches prevocational sequencing skills. 

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