Game On: 4 Must-Have Games for Every Occupational Therapist’s Toolbox

As an occupational therapist, you're always searching for effective tools and techniques to help your patients improve their physical and cognitive abilities. And when it comes to making therapy engaging and enjoyable, gaming is the way to go! RESTORE-Skills games can add a fun and dynamic edge to your therapy sessions, here’s four options to consider. These games provide a range of physical and cognitive benefits that can assist you in achieving your therapy goals, whether you're working with patients of different ages or abilities. So, let's dive in and explore the power of gaming in occupational therapy!

RESTORE, stickers, and Fine Motor Control go Hand-in-Hand

Jakylah Joyner, a COTA and one of our Clinical Success Directors, shows us how to work on fine motor control while playing RESTORE's Falling Fruit.

Tip 1: Use a latex glove and a sticker as your creative controller when playing the game.

Tip 2: Adjust the setting according to the needs of your resident.

Reach and grab the fruit out of the air and place it in the basket to work on those Fine Motor Skills.


Wash your ADL cares away using RESTORE and a loofah?

Suzi Fullam, a COTA and one of our Sr. Directors of Clinical Success shares how you can use stickers for washing and for ADLs with self-care.

Tip 1: Use a washcloth or a loofah as your creative RESTORE controller to simulate how your resident would wash themselves.

Tip 2: In addition to working on ADLs, you can also work on grip strength.

Use a washcloth, loofah or any other real life object to play RESTORE games that simulate any movement your resident might make related to self-care.


Helping residents climb to greater Activity Tolerance

Evince Edouard is one of RESTORE’s Clinical Success Directors and a proud COTA. Evince shows us how you can build Activity Tolerance while playing RESTORE games.

Tip 1: Upgrading or downgrading the activity is a great way to monitor Activity Tolerance.

Tip 2: RESTORE games can be played seated or standing, depending on the needs of your resident.

Adjust the settings of the Rock Climbing Ruins game to provide the just right fit for your resident in building Activity Tolerance.


Did someone Order Up a way to work on Attention to Task?

LJ Scheidecker, who was a RESTORE MVP before joining the team as one of our Clinical Success Directors, shares how he used RESTORE to work on Attention to Task, when he worked in the field.

Tip 1: Use Mouse Mode with your residents and walk them through the process.

Tip 2: Use the Help button on the side to show the list of items again

Order Up is a great way to work on Attention to Task because your residents will need to remember what items are on their list and pay attention to the items that are falling, to make sure they match the list.

Here’s a chance to truly transform how residents receive care all while enhancing outcomes and streamlining workflow with RESTORE’s innovative platform. Click Here to schedule a RESTORE-Skills demo and experience the power of therapy and skills-building when partnered with cutting-edge technology. 

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