Add a tactile element to your therapy activities!
The two main ways I use these mats are as follows:
-As a quick reinforcer after producing x number of trials. For example, the student produces 5 or 10 repetitions of a therapy target, then moves one zipper to the other side. Once the whole mat is completed, the student will have produced 50 or 100 repetitions! Double that if they are then required to zip them back to the beginning!
-As a motivating way to get students involved in judging the accuracy of their responses. The student moves the zipper to the side for a correct response, and leaves it for an incorrect response. At the end of 10 trials, it’s easy to count how many were correct and determine a percentage. An alternative is for the student and therapist to each have a mat - the therapist judges the accuracy of the response by moving his/her zipper and the student copies with his/her mat. A zipper moved to the halfway point could indicate a response that was close but not quite right.
Each zipper mat measures approximately 8 ½” x 12” and includes 10 zippers.
Mats are made from polyester felt and nylon zippers.
The color you will receive may or may not match those shown in the pictures. If you have a specific request (i.e. you would like a certain base color), please contact me under the “Ask a Question” tab in my store and I will let you know if I can accommodate your request.
*All of my hard good products are handmade by me in my smoke-free and pet-free home.*
**Check back soon for additional products, as I plan to add a variety of unique hands-on therapy tools in the coming weeks.**