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Therapy Assistant From Alberta, Canada

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Deborah 29th May 2018 Therapy Assistant


We have a large wooden, varnished box-maybe 21/2 feet by a foot wide and maybe 14 inches high.It is secured to an over-bed table (on wheels). It has several different types of locks on it,a light switch (no light) to turn off and on,a bolt that slides in and out of a lock and other "fiddly" things secured on it.We just wheel it up to whomever needs the attention and encourage them to explore the box. We also use a much smaller one that fits on a table top and it had little doors that can open, again with different types of locks etc. This is something an agitated person could use with hands off supervision.Shooting hoops also uses up some of the extra energy;I have a kid's basketball hoop on the unit and the residents can shoot hoops with a light ball - incase it hits where it shouldn't.It is portable so I bring it to them-less disturbance for the individual.