Try This Tuesday #50:

Try This Tuesday

I recently heard about this cool website called OTPlan (Occupational Therapy Plan) from a member of my local ASA chapter and just had to share it with all of you.

What is OTPlan?

In their own words,

The concept is pretty simple: OTPlan is an activity idea and treatment plan search engine. The site matches the skills you want to work on, with the materials you have, to a detailed treatment activity that will help you strengthen certain skills. Each activity details the purpose, materials needed, process, rating for the activity, and comments by people just like you.

When you first go to the site, you have the option to start choose the skill you want to work on, the materials you want to use, or view the entire list of ideas. There is also a search box to go straight to what you are looking for.

I chose the Finger Strength skill and then selected Beads as my material. This gave me a list of several activities, including a neat one called Feed the Ball, where you cut a slit in a tennis ball and then have the child squeeze the ball with one hand to hold the slit open and pick up beads, beans or coins and put them in the ball with the other hand.

Another great feature of this website is the community involvement. You can rate each activity as well as leave comments for them, and you can even suggest your own activities to be added to the site. All submissions are reviewed by a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist to make sure they are appropriate before being added.

Check it out and let me know what great activities you find!

As the host of Try This Tuesday, Trish shares some of the solutions she has found to make life easier. She blogs at Another Piece of the Puzzle or Autism Interrupted.

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