Have the right plan Stan – the Co-op Approach

What’s the plan Stan? Ever wondered why you and your child have practiced something and still can’t do it? If you’ve had the bike kicked or a pencil or shoe chucked at you in frustration, you’ll know what I mean. We all have a plan or idea of how were going to do something but if that plan isn’t the right one, then no amount of practice is going to help, or at best help very little. This is a huge shift in my thinking as an OT. In the past I would have watched a child do something, broken it down into the components of the task and practised those. This might have been practising specific fine motor skills or balance or coordination.

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