Care recipient (cr) with fairly high fine motor skills is wandering frequently

Try: #when the cr begins behavior that leads to wandering ask him or her to help you out by clipping coupons #gather coupons that arrive in the mail or appear in print publications #ask the cr to sit down at a table in a comfortable chair and help you cut coupons #give the cr the safety scissors #ask the cr to go through the papers and cut out coupons #depending on the cr’s ability ask him or her to write a major category heading on each envelope for example dairy fruits and vegetables frozen food snacks meat cleaning supplies etc #once the coupons are cut out ask the cr to sort them according to the categories on the envelopes and place them in the appropriate envelope if the cr makes mistakes in this task offer one or two reminders of what might go where but then let it go the main point of the activity is to distract the cr from wandering #thank the cr for helping you try holding the cr’s attention further after the activity is finished by offering a favorite snack

Materials: Table and chair coupon sheets from advertisements periodicals or internet safety scissors envelopes pen favorite snack

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Social, Mobility, Mobile, Independence, Some Supervision, 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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