Day: November 5, 2015

Where to reach to open the container?

We have a new occupational therapy student working in our program.  It didn’t take long for him to see the successes in visual motor function when CVI strategies were used to reduce complexity with black tape and to highlight the opening snaps with red tape.  This child in the occupational therapy session worked so hard to open the container to get out a favorite lighted toy. Now we can move that skill to the lunch table for true function: opening his sandwich container. As understanding of this visual task improves, the highlighting can be made smaller and smaller.  We need to remember to generalize this skill to other containers now that it has become familiar.