Figuring out fun ways to practice Occupational Therapy at home is imperative! I am so very thankful Mr. T loves his Ms. Tara (Occupational Therapist) so much and works so well with her. At home sometimes he is less cooperative. I have to come up with fun things to incorporate into our day-to-day learning.
With his sensory issues, Mr. T loves deep pressure and squeezing things in his hands. So we made butterfly food for the dish in our butterfly garden. Banana and watermelon all squished up and topped with a bit of water to help it rot faster. They love it! Alas, we will be needing to make more sooner than usual since all the rain has washed away most of what we made.
Another thing we have been doing is balling fruit. Mr. T has difficulty with that particular wrist motion. It’s a motor planning issue that is most likely related to the Apraxia. But he is making lots of progress and is doing great now with his pre-writing and pencil holding skills! And he likes to snack on the fruit balls.
And it has been sooooo wet here! It has rained and rained and rained. One afternoon while the storms were holding back and it was just raining we let the boys outside on the deck for some good old-fashioned water play. We didn’t have out the water toys for fear of them blowing away and the pool is filled with rainwater. There were lots of leaves and sticks and acorns on the deck for the boys to play with. They both are such awesome little water bugs!
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