Physical Therapy at Home
Practicing delivering items on a tray while at home works on your student’s coordination and balance while working on a vocational activity. Below are a few ways you can work on this skill at home.
This activity has various positions that your student can get into that will work on the core strength, balance, and lower extremity strength. This is a more challenging positioning activity than the previously posted one.
I encourage families to use fun games (Candy Land, connect 4, throwing a ball, etc.) or pieces of paper with crayons to have their student engage in while maintaining the position.
Playground balls or large therapy balls are a great way to keep your student active. You can use balls for a variety of activities: – Reaching for the ball over head, out in front, side to side – Kicking the ball – Have the ball in your student’s lap and help them move it to the left and to the right for shoulder movement
If your student has difficulties reaching with their arms or moving their legs, you can help them!