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michelle

Div Therapy From Queensland, Australia


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michelle 6th Feb 2014 Div Therapy

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Hi Kathryn,

Personally,spending the 1st week or so getting to know your residents is a great place to start, what they like/don't like, can/cannot do NOW. After familiarising yourself, everything usually falls into place,you will know what residents will or will not attend activity, their capabilities,etc and what can be done to facilitate those who prefer the solace of their room.

Most of all, be yourself and have fun :D
Best of luck,it really is THE best job!!!
michelle 6th Feb 2014 Div Therapy

Table Tennis

I purchased a table tennis set (bats/ball/net pack) put two tables together, setting up so there is a wall along side the tables.The net was put up in the middle of the tables with player at each end.Residents were able to play seated and also while in fallout chairs/wheelchairs.A partially blown up balloon was used as a substitute for the visually impaired,also for those wishing to have an "EASIER" game.
This was at a previous facility where I worked but the residents had an absolute BALL :D
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