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By Jill Jenkinson

Construction Blocks for studying Occupational remedy techniques is a source e-book for tutorial employees and pediatric occupational therapists, in particular these new to the field. It indicates how the results of actual, mental, social, and studying problems effect upon children’s abilities. This hugely sensible e-book may also help readers realize whilst a student’s terrible functionality in the lecture room is because of the a clinical or underlying motor and perceptual deficits.

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Sliding—playground slides, move in different ways. Rolling—log/pencil rolling across the floor with arms above head, trying to keep in a straight line. Close eyes to make the task easier. Increase difficulty by asking the child to hold a beanbag in hands or between knees. Roll on cushions or on sloped surfaces. Spinning—encourage the child to be a helicopter or spinning top. g. both feet, one foot flat, on bottom, on back, in/on commercial spinning equipment. Swinging—playground swings, monkey bars, adventure playground, ropes/tyres.

This information is interpreted through muscles, joints and skin receptors, after which visual information can be integrated. It is reliant upon good proprioceptive, tactile and vestibular processing. SPATIAL AND BODY AWARENESS Spatial and body awareness Why is it important? ‘As infants develop awareness of their ability to control their own movements and to act on the environment, they learn to perceive distance and direction between objects and their own body parts. Early spatial judgements are made using the self as reference (intra-personal space).

Be aware of visual distractions such as wall displays, teacher’s jewellery, interactive whiteboard. Use visual organisers/schedules. Use mirror for the child to check appearance. Use different colours for different lines on whiteboard/interactive whiteboard. Use highlighters or dark pen to underline work and emphasise salient points. Wear sunglasses in bright sunshine. References Personal correspondence with Keith Holland. VISUAL PROCESSING Refer to FS 3B Vision and ocular motor control (page 63).

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