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Purpose: To improve the patient’s ability to judge distance and depth while making visually guided movements.
Materials: 3 Golf tees Two pointers or pencils Desk or table
1. Place the golf pegs in front of you on a desk or table. Place one close to you, one at a medium range, and one far from you so that they form a straight line stretching away from you. They should all be close enough that you can comfortably reach them with the end of your pointer.
2. Holding your pencils or pointers by one end, reach out and touch the very top of the closest peg with the end of each pointer, touching one at a time.
3. Move to the mid-range peg and touch it very precisely with the tip of each pointer.
4. Move the farthest pointer and touch it with the end of each pointer.
5. Repeat this process, saying one letter each time you have touched each peg with both pointers. Continue cycling through the pointers until you finish the alphabet.
6. If you are able to make consistent, accurate touches and keep track of the alphabet as you touch, try alternating numbers and letters with every two touches. For example, the two touches on the close peg would be “A, B,” then the two on the middle peg would be “1, 2,” the far peg would be “C, D,” and the middle peg again for “3, 4.” Try to keep track of your numbers and letters, while still touching precisely.