Blind Obstacle Course At Home

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Here are some pictures from my blindfold obstacle course at home this afternoon. In order to test out the concept, I set up the whole course myself knowing where all the obstacles were. I put a white blanket over my speakers and went behind that and blindfolded myself. Then I crawled under that on to a fluffy blanket on the floor. After that, I tried stepping over the blue blanket and crawled on the hard floor not knocking into things.

I also moved a cardboard box, stood up and walked around a chair to a cloths horse, knelt down and moved with head down between it and the table and moved the table cloth. I walked around a chair at the bench, knelt on the carpet and crawled into my room, crawling along a bolster and around the corner onto a green blanket.

Suggestions:

  • Spin the blindfolded person around to disorient them
  • Set up obstacle course but blindfold them before they see it
  • Hide a stuffed animal or pillow and one end of the course and have your child make the return trip cuddling it so they can’t always use both hands
  • Place different textured mats, or blankets throughout the course and have the child identify the different textures.

Application for ADL:

  • Being more slow and calm with body movements.
  • Paying more attention to the details of the objects around you
  • More tactile feedback
  • Having to think more about what you are doing

Next time I might practice trying to step over blankets blindfolded without knocking them down.

 

 

 

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