Scarf Tying: A Great Executive Function Activity for Teens
[Source: Therapy & Learning Services]
I love a good scarf with an outfit. I think it really adds a nice layer of fashion even for those who feel fashion challenged and/or don’t care for jewelry. I especially love that the scarf seems to be something that transcends generations. Many conversations have occurred between myself and my teen clients, daughter’s friends and son’s girlfriend regarding scarves; colors, styles, different ways to tie-so much to talk about. Speaking of which, scarf tying is a phenomenal activity to use to strengthen executive function skills. How you ask? Let me share with you.
Below, you’ll see my friend, Lauren. You may recognize Lauren from a series of posts back in 2012 regarding her car accident that resulted in a Traumatic Brain Injury and other challenges for her and her family. Prior to her accident, Lauren worked in a popular teen clothing store. Many of her early high school pictures, show her with scarves tied in various fashions. We’ve recently begun to focus on more functional skills in our sessions both because she is ready for
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