I like to try and give a home program every time that I see a client, even if it is very small and just says continue practicing what I gave you the last time.
OT Services and Home Program Provided: I use this form to write a home program each time I see one of my early intervention kids in their house.
Once my son was able to get good active wrist extension after his broken arm, I began to think of ways to work on strengthening his wrist extension. He is at an age that he will do repetitive exercises, but I still wanted a game that would give motivation for getting the wrist extended to… [Continue Reading]
Back in October, my son fell when we were ice skating, and he broke his right arm. It started healing wrong and had to be re-broken to set it properly. He was casted in a full arm cast in wrist flexion. His arm was immobilized for more than two months, so when he got his… [Continue Reading]
I wanted to work on in-hand manipulation skills with some kids, and decided to use little pieces of broken off crayon. I had them hold two crayons at the same time, one in their palm, and one in their fingers. Then I had them draw a shape (I had circles and rainbows) with one color,… [Continue Reading]
Home programs are almost more important than therapy. When working in early intervention, I give a home program every week for them to work on something specific that week. I can tell the next week if they have been doing it or not. I see changes over the week in the ones that have been… [Continue Reading]