A practical guide to teaching self-care skills to children through pictures and rhymes. The skills in Self-Care with Flair! are arranged in manageable steps - a uniform, step-by-step approach designed to help the child achieve incremental successes. All skills are presented in a rhyming format to help maintain the child's attention and retention and make it fun. All self-care skills are accompanied by a list of pre-requisite hand skills. Also included are useful "tips" to make the learning experience more successful.
Section 1 is divided into four categories of self-care skills:
Section 2 describes the essential hand skills that are helpful for learning all the daily living skills; Finger Strengthening, Finger To Thumb Opposition, Forearm Strengthening, Lateral Pinch, Power Grasp, Thumb Strengthening and Wrist Extension. In each category, a set of activities is presented with illustrations and descriptions. Parents and teachers can provide skill-building opportunities by teaching a daily living skill, one step at a time, while concurrently practicing several of the prerequisite hand skills.
Foreword: by Jane Case-Smith, Ed.D, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA Authors: Ginger McDonald, OTR/L and Bhanu Raghavan, MS, OTR/L