Contributed by Barbara Bailey
This activity promotes eye-hand coordination, visual perception (tracking), and upper body strength if done in prone.
Ball, Ping-Pong Ball, Tennis Ball, Therapy Ball
Eye-Hand Coordination, Proprioception , Upper Body Strength, and Visual Perception
Have the child lie on the floor in prone.
Give the child a ball.
Begin by rolling the big therapy ball across the floor in front of the child.
The object of the game is for the child to roll her ball and hit the moving therapy ball.
As the child becomes successful, decrease the size of the both balls.
For grading: varying the size of either the therapist or student rolled ball, varying the speed of the the therapist rolled ball or changing the distance between the child and the ball. Position can be varied as well.
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