You're doing great, Jack! Remember to swing your leg over the horse and hold on to the rope while you swing. Now, close your eyes and think of the number...7!
I found it!
Hmm.. what about drawing a "Z" but without the tail?
Uh oh! Can we try again? Remember, the plane moves across the sky, then down...
Oh hey, that's a great idea, Ms. Cortes! Let's try that, Jack!
This is Jack, and he is playing the Multi-Matrix Game. The game is set up with the blocks numbered from 1 to 25 randomly and in rows. The object is to leave 1 blank space and move the numbered blocks using the moving blank space in the correct number sequence. This game is fun for Jack, helps him prepare for the activities ahead, and works on his attention, visual scanning, and fine motor skills.
Jack likes to wiggle and move around, so he loves the swing! He needs to work on his letter and number formations however, since he often forgets and write them backwards. Swinging on the swing and visualizing the letter or number in his mind helps him to focus and prepare to write it on the board. This also helps with his balance and core strength and stability.
Today's session got me thinking about the entire process of an intervention. From the preparatory activities to the occupation-based tasks, it is essential to be able to think on your feet and find fun and engaging ways for the child to participate. Careful clinical observation is also crucial in identifying what the deficits are, how the deficits present, and ways to address them.