SENSORY ACTIVITY LEVEL

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Goal: Enable the Resident to experience the effect of the sensory activity on their senses

Present no more than 2 sensory objects at a time, but if this is distracting, limit to 1 and allow them to lead exploration of the object

Reinforce verbal directions with guided physical movements

For example: 1)Hold the coffee beans in your hand. Physically guide the Resident to hold palm up to keep beans in hand if needed.  2) “Bring the beans close to your nose and smell them.”Physically guide the Resident to lift their arm/hand toward their nose if needed.

Draw attention to the activity by using touch and the Resident’s name

Provide repetitive actions to reinforce the experience

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