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1. What were the two goals that Activities had for the resident when he was shown the picture of his family?
2. Regarding personal space, what did the speaker say "having a talk with yourself" could accomplish?
3. What two reasons were given why Caps-in-a-Bowl does not seem like an appealing activity for staff?
4. In the slide with the Activity Director holding the bowl for the Bank Exercise, what was discussed as the problem with the Approach?
5. What is the reason you would not want to give a Parkinson’s resident an activity like Color Pattern Cards?
6. If you want to do Can Rolling with a resident that will eat or cannot roll clay, what was the suggestion to adapt the activity?
7. How was the 100-year-old woman motivated to do Shape Sorting?
8. What were the four adaptations of the Three Piece Puzzle discussed?
9. How was the blind, deaf, one-handed, chair-bound man able to do Magazine Folding?
10. What were the three reasons why you might find Lacing Cards to be a good activity to implement?
11. What did the speaker say the initial goal of the Concentration Game might be? a 6-month revised goal?
12. When working with the woman that had contractured hands, what mistake did the speaker say Activities made when the woman was urged to use the Adaptive Handle with her right hand?
13. What is the reason that the woman in the slide needed the Styrofoam Ball to go around the pencil in order to write?
14. What is the progression of difficulty of the shapes in the Stenciling activity?
15. Why are Yarn Winding on a Donut and Magazine Folding the only two craft-producing Success Therapy® projects?
16. What are two reasons some residents might have difficulty with a heart-shaped Stencil?


A. You can adapt the border, content of the picture, the way the pieces are cut, or the number of pieces
B. When the woman’s thumb and index finger were an inch apart, she had no grasp. With an enlarged area for her to grasp, she was able to hold the pencil and write.
C. When you are very close to another person you think, "This is uncomfortable.  I don't like being this close to this other person," but then you tell yourself that this is not a social situation. You are really trying to get through and to reach into this person.
D. The Activity Director is holding the bowl for the resident so he can put the cap in the bowl, therefore the resident cannot be
E. Lacing Cards is a non-messy, inexpensive, and not dangerous activity.
F. The easiest is the circle because it is continuous; second is the heart; third is the triangle since there are three changes in direction; fourth is the square because there are four changes in direction; the hardest is the
G. Put a terry cloth towel on the working surface to avoid a scrubbing motion.  This allows the resident to get the flattening motion of rolling.
H. Activities did not ask the woman if she could write with a regular pen or if she was right handed.  Despite her contracted hands, she wrote letters to her sister already and was left handed.
I. To show a change of facial expression upon seeing picture of “family,” To make a noise reacting to the picture
J. To name the shapes in the game; In six months, name one of the shapes that is hidden or turned over.
K. It’s not fun, and it’s not product producing.  “But for someone who is flat on their back in bed and all drawn up, this is about all that the resident can do.”
L. Someone with shaky fingers will be very frustrated with a precision activity like Color Pattern Cards.
M. Magazine folding can be done totally by feel, so the Activities staff oriented the man to the center and corners of the magazine.  He was able to do the activity with total physical assistance and later independently.
N. The resident had no dietary restrictions and she was rewarded with marshmallow circus peanuts for doing the activity.
O. At the point at the top of the heart, the resident’s pencil might wander into the center of the heart, and the resident might be unable to find their way back to the edge of the stencil.  At the point at the bottom of the heart, the resident’s pencil might get caught.
P. Low-functioning and Alzheimer’s residents usually have low attention spans, poor eyesight, and stiff fingers that prevent them from doing the crafts that you would find in a Senior Daycare.

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17. Push Ball: What was a key point when implementing the Push Ball activity with a low-functioning resident?
18. Paper Balling: How might you adapt Paper Balling to be more challenging and enhance a resident’s success?
19. Yarn Winding: What makes Spool Winding more difficult than Caps-in-a-Bowl?
20. Yarn Winding: How long of an attention span does a resident usually need to have in order to be successful at Yarn Winding on a Donut?
21. Three-Piece Puzzle: Why is a four piece puzzle, cut in rectangular shaped pieces by far much harder to put together than a Three Piece Puzzle cut into a “Y” shape?
22. Magazine Folding: What is one crucial idea to remember when demonstrating Magazine Folding to a resident?
23. Lacing Cards: Why was the Lacing Cards activity a success even though the resident was not alert enough to be aware that she was lacing the same card every day?
24. Concentration Game: When implementing the Concentration Game with four cards, why should you place the cards in an L-shape, rather than in a two by two square?
25. Same and Different Cards: When implementing Same and Different cards, why is it helpful to begin by showing the resident a sequence of three Cards that are the same?
26. Adaptive Handle: If a resident is unable to grasp a narrow pencil, how might you adapt the pencil to enable the resident to try “Writing”?
27. Days Diary: What is a key benefit of helping to construct a Days Diary with a resident?
28. Stenciling: In Stenciling, what makes a square more difficult for a resident to trace than a circle?


A.  A resident usually needs an attention span of at least 1 minute to be successful at Yarn Winding on a Donut.
B. You might adapt a pencil by sliding it into a Styrofoam ball that is the best diameter to compensate for this grasping problem.
C. When Stenciling a square, the resident has to change direction with his or her pencil, and some residents may not have the physical or cognitive ability to do so.
D. A key point in implementing Push Ball with a low functioning resident is to position the ball immediately in front of his or her wrist and hand.
E. When demonstrating Magazine Folding to a resident, make sure that your arm is not blocking the resident’s line of sight.
F. Although she was not aware that she was lacing the same Lacing Card every day, the resident experienced pride in her work, as well as feelings of success and accomplishment.
G. The Days Diary helps a resident in the early stages of Alzheimer’s to maintain his or her awareness that there are certain activities that they do differently in the morning than in the afternoon.
H. You might adapt Paper Balling by uncuffing the top of the paper bag to make it taller, which encourages  the resident to move his or her arm further up and out.
I. When a Three Piece Puzzle is cut into a “Y” shape, the resident can put the puzzle together based upon the shape of the pieces, without having to recognize the content of the picture.  When all of the pieces are the same size, the resident needs to relying on the visual cues of the picture’s content for assembling the puzzle.
J. By beginning with a sequence of three Cards that are the same, hopefully the resident will start to get the idea of comparing the left side of the card to the right side of the card.
K. Spool Winding is more difficult than Caps-in-a-Bowl because it requires a continuous effort.  The resident needs to hold the concept of what he or she is doing in his or her mind over the course of the activity.
L. Placing the Concentration Game cards in an asymmetrical L-shape makes it easier for the resident to find the matching cards.