I'm having trouble coming up with ideas for my critical thinking project. Do you have any suggestions?
Hmm...so maybe this could be considered a preparatory method for drawing...
We're working on helping Amy draw people correctly using Mat-Man.
Ooh yes! I've got a few things in mind I could even show you today!
"Spot It" Game
Ok Alan, can you find which symbol is on both cards? Ms.Cortes do you see it?
Ooh I think I see it, Alan!
I see! So this helps keep letter size in check, whether they are capitals or lowercase.
So there is a sky line, plane line, grass line, and worm line. These points of reference help kids see where they should be starting and ending their letters.
This week, I was unsure about the topic I would use for my fieldwork seminar critical thinking project. I had some topic ideas, but they were either no longer available to use or I was unsure about them. I had thought to use the wobble chair and similar intervention modalities, but wanted to ask Stephanie, the OT, for other suggestions. She was happy to help me brainstorm!
Another suggestions was the "Spot It" game. The game is set up by laying down 2 cards with various pictures and symbols on them. The object is to identify the 1 item that is the same on both cards. Every card has 1 item in common. Alan has ADHD and often speeds through tasks and makes mistakes. This games works on visual perception and helps him look more carefully before moving on.
Yet another suggestion was the Size Matters handwriting program. This is an occupation-based activity that Stephanie often uses and has found to be beneficial for her students. There is a lot of evidence-based research supporting the importance of focusing on letter size before formation. Therefore, this could be a good topic to consider as I should be able to find many articles on it.