Tips for activities

  1.  Be organized
  2. Gather all materials ahead of time
  3. Break down tasks into smaller tasks.  Write out the steps ahead of time.  Patient can check them off as they do them or it can be a list to help the patient with initiation.
  4. Be organized
  5. Depending on the ability level or interest of the individual you might want to do part of the work ahead of time.  As an example if you are making sugar cookies, make the dough and have the activity be rolling out, cutting and placing the cookies on the sheet.