EXPLORATORY ACTIVITY LEVEL

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Goal: To enable the Resident to experience the sensation of doing the activity rather than focusing on the end goal

Provide choice by offering 2  sensory objects at one time

Have no more than 3 sensory objects operating at once

Provide short and simple instructions, repeat if needed. For example: “Hold this tin of coffee near your nose to sniff”. Repeat instructions and break down into two separate instructions if needed

Encourage reminiscing. For example: 1) “When do you usually drink coffee?” 2) “Do you remember a time when you had coffee on vacation?”

Maximum session time is 20 mins unless the Resident can no longer concentrate

Ideal session is 1:1 but can provide in a group of 2