June 20th mark the first day of summer. In many places with Covid-19 still looming around, summer fun may be limited but still there is always an opportunity to create sensory activities. the following links below are some suggestions. Some of the links show ways to create sensory bins using different themes. Enjoy and stay safe.
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In some residences and group homes, individuals are being monitored for COVID19 by daily temperature readings. People with disabilities are probably used to getting their temperatures taking each time they are seen by their physician. In these challenging times, why not teach the skill of taking one own’s temperature. It is a basic independent living skill to learn.
Using a digital thermometer would probably be the most effective and it is also easy to read. teaching thermometer reading affects the following skill:
- Attention Skills
- Follow Directions
- Follow 2-step commands
- Personal Care
- Self-advocacy skills
- understand cause and effects
- able to understand numbers
- focus attention 1-5 minutes
- Understand sequences
Objective: With modeling, student will be able to accurately read the thermometer
Time: 5 minnutes
Material: digital thermometer (best used for underarm and the mouth)
- explain that a normal temperature reading is considered around 98.7 and temperature taking is done to determine if a person has a fever or is sick.
- The teaching method best used is through modeling. Explain the steps to the individual and begin by taking your own temperature first.
- Once done, inform the individual he should do the same by using the following steps:
- The student will pick up the thermometer
- The student will wash the thermometer
- The student will carefully place the tip of the thermometer under his/her tongue
- With the mouth closed, the student will leave the thermometer in until he/she hears a beeping sound
- The student will remove the thermometer
- The student will accurately read the temperature.
You can also create a temperature log, where the individual takes their temperature on a daily basis and writes down their temperature on a chart.
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Two more days until Easter. Just enough time to work on fine motor skills and create some fun activities. These activities will help to develop fine motor skills.
Passover,m also known as Pesach is the Jewish festival celebrating the exodus of the Israelite’s from Egyptian slavery. There are craft ideas in the link below that are fun as well as improving fine motor skills including writing, cutting, gluing, painting and buttoning.
Other skills developed from these activities include attention to task, following directions, following two- step commands, and listening.