Care recipient (cr) shows repetitive behavior for example clapping wiping surfaces or picking at skin

Try: ##if the repetitive behavior poses no danger to the cr to you or to the environment just assure the cr cr’s safety and continue ##on other occasions you may want or need to divert the behavior when repetitive behavior begins offer the cr a useful activity that makes safe use of the repetitive drive ##ask the cr to roll yarn into balls fold hand towels or rags or use clean rags to rub items that need to be cleaned select hard-to-break items the cr can easily handle set up a work area at a table in your line of vision and ask the cr to rub the items clean moisten a rag and apply a non-toxic gentle cleanser to it if appropriate if not clean damp or dry rags should be fine

Materials: Hand towels skein of soft yarn soft rags items that need to be rubbed clean candlesticks serving trays durable knickknacks etc

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Mobility, Needs Much Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Verbal Communication, Poor Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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