paraplegic exoskeleton

This is kind of a cool article on a walking device for paraplegics. http://abledbody.com/techtalk/2010/07/16/robotic-suit-helps-paralyzed-walk-again/ You can read the full article. Looking to find printable activities? You can find them in the community shop

Toss Across

Toss Across is a tic tac toe game that is played by throwing bean bags at the squares which turns them over to reveal X’s and O’s. You throw the bean bags, and if they hit the square on one side an X would be turned over, but if you hit it on the other side, and O would be turned over. You have to be careful that you don’t turn over your opponent’s symbol and win the game for him. {Read More}

skateboard

I have talked about using a scooterboard for activities, and often suggest just using a skateboard if you can’t get a scooterboard.  Here is a family that has done that. Check out the full post about using a skateboard. Looking to find printable activities? You can find them in the community shop

Quick Tip; home programs

When giving home programs, keep in mind that these people have lives, and usually don’t have time to do a huge list of activities.  Give one really important thing to focus on at a time, and they may actually be able to do it.  (Of course, some people do like long lists.) Looking to find printable activities? You can find them in the community shop

Twister with a Twist

Twister is a good game to work on motor planning and gross motor skills. My nephew is autistic and he is very motivated by words and writing so we incorporated words into a game of twister to work on his motor planning skills. Put a strip of packing tape on each color on the twister floor mat. This makes each of the colored circles a surface that you can write on with dry erase markers (or washable markers). Write words {Read More}