Our Occupational Therapists work with many patients who all have different kinds of skills, or need help acquiring new ones.
One of the skills that our OTs help with is Form Constancy.An individual who has a hard time with Form Constancy might not be able to copy phrases from the board to their paper, building with toys such as Legos, or drawing figures.
Luckily, we have compiled a list of activities that you can do with your child so that you can help them improve their Form Constancy skill!
Activities to do:
Practice building block designs according to a diagram or a model.
Complete construction-type activities such as Duplo, Lego or other building blocks; K-Nex, or Erector Sets.
give the child what is to be copied on a paper laying flat on their desk, rather than the board, or copy from another child’s paper
try to use the same font or style of letter on handouts as the child is used to in school. (like the “a” here is not like a D’Neilian “a”.)
when learning a letter form, have the child work in the same plane as it is being taught (they need a vertical board if that’s what you’re using)
teach them to tilt their head or eyes if they have trouble visualizing something at a certain angle.
In need of more ideas? Don't hesitate to call us at 253.237.3405. Our occupational therapists would love to help!