So Oliver has to do lots of therapy for OT with his Sensory Processing Disorder, his Visual Perception and Memory Issues. I have listed some of the things we do to help these, there is still so much more we do.
He has to play memory games, seeing a sequence and having to repeat the sequence back. How do you make this fun, do something he likes such as Star Wars it helps massively.
Jigsaw puzzles, make them small and grown up so we have football 60pc and London 100pc puzzle and Oliver enjoys doing them, we have an on going 300pc solar system puzzle which Oliver is really struggling with and he isn’t interested in doing it which makes it harder. Any ideas on puzzles that might be helpful?
We have the blue OT therapy putty which Oliver seems to like playing around with and it makes the therapy easier and you don’t feel like your nagging him. Shame he can’t do this in school as more time on it would really help.
Today we brought twister to help him with movement and crossing his mid line, something he struggles with and we have to do exercises where he does that and twister is a fun way as well.
Rubber band balls, Oh my gosh he hates these, the bands flick off and he can’t get them to stay on but he does it and he tries really hard which is all I ask.
We have some games as well like make a break which he has to follow colours and shapes on a card with blocks and this helps sequencing and patterns. Word-search game helps when he plays against others making it a game and not a chore as he doesn’t like it.
We have Harry Potter and football word-search books to again help make it fun for him and go back to his interests which it does help a little bit.
I found today something that I think will frustrate him but it might also be fun, it is a maze ball. So lets see how that one goes.
Simon Says for following a pattern and sequencing again another frustrating for Oliver.
Where’s Wally Books, and I have found a Star Wars, Where’s the Wookie, all to help him.
Lots of pictures, to see what I am taking about lol.
Please feel free to drop me a line if you have any other ideas for visual perception, memory and sensory processing disorder.
This is just some of the things we have to do and buy for him, sensory brushing and joint compressions is another thing, With all this going on and more therapy that isn’t listed plus his clubs he needs to help with the sensory processing and the ADHD and to unwind after a bad day.