Early Learning Foundations 1
Teacher Instructions Numbers 6 & 7
Purpose:Improve auditory processing ability.
Note: If you do not have time to learn this new variation on auditory sequential processing then continue with the ones you have done in the past.
Do NOT show objects ahead of time. This is a totally auditory game.
1. Hide two more very familiar objects than child's current auditory processing level. i.e. if they can do four, you have six items hidden
2. Say,"Touch fish, airplane, fork, car." (for example)
3. Pull away cover and watch what order is chosen.
4. If child begins to make an incorrect choice, HIDE items again and give exact same sequence again. You do not want to waste any time with child giving you the wrong answer
5. After a correct response, celebrate. Be sure to HIDE the objects and move them around or exchange some for other object to play again.
6. Quit the game before child gets tired of it. "Leave them wanting more."
Patterning On The Back
Purpose: To organize the brain at the Pons level. Turning the head to watch upper hand benefits eye function and the vestibular system. The cross pattern prepares the client for learning and alertness. Helps to establish hand dominance.
Note: Do NOT occlude an eye during this activity. Add this to the exercises this week along with march. You are working both the upper and lower parts of the brain with this combination.
Instructions: Client lies on back, shoes and socks off.
Right arm straight above head and right leg straight down.
Left arm relaxed at side, left leg up, bent at knee, calf parallel to the floor.
Head turns to look at "up" hand.
Simultaneously switch each limb to opposite position.
Count "one" each time client returns to "start" position.
Build to required repetitions and then add weights.
After client is proficient with this activity, they can do this activity to the beat of a metronome for added benefit; begin with 60 beats, then 40 beats, then try other speeds. Purchase a metronome at your local music supply store or you can use an online metronome at: www.metronomeonline.com.