Elastic Bands
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Rubber Band Stretch

Use a rubber band to practice independent movement of the hands.

This activity has been revised and was originally created by Kathy Heydt and Monica Allon and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992).  The second edition is available for purchase.

This activity helps students practice using two hands separately: one hand holds or stabilizes an object while the other hand manipulates. Some examples of this include sanding wood or using a tape dispenser. This gives the students an opportunity to improve their pincer grip, practice crossing the midline of their body and strengthen their arms and hands. Lessons include Orientation and Mobility.

Hints: Make sure the board is smooth on the edges and the nails are hammered securely into the wooden board without coming through the other side. The rubber bands should not be old, for they may snap.

 


 

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