This can be turned into a great pragmatic language lesson wherein a student can take the lead and instruct others on the next step, engaging in a back and forth dialogue. Students have the opportunity to ask for clarification, repetition, or assistance; necessary social skills a lot of my students do not possess. Additional IEP goals related to following directions, auditory memory, sequencing, sentence formulation, can also be targeted.
For additional reinforcement related to the skills targeted, graphic organizer can be used to recall and organize steps used to create the origami image. Further working on receptive and expressive language.
Below are a few screen shots of one my favorite figures from this app.... a pig!
|Each image is presented on the screen prior to steps being introduced.|
|Each step is animated and accompanied with written directives at the bottom of the screen (for easy and middle images only).|
|All steps can easily be replayed. Users can go forward or back through steps.|
The ‘How to make Origami’ App is available on all Apple products (iPhone and iPad) as well as all Android products (phone and tablet). I have the app on both my Android phone and iPad. In the therapy room setting I prefer using the iPad where it’s large screen is a perfect size for my small group sessions.
Have fun folding!