The 4th and final installment of Abdi and Karen’s Lockdown Journey is finally here! To read the rest of the journey visit the news section of our website.
“We started using Zoom and things got a lot better. We could do some different things. We played Hangman which is now my favourite game, Guess Who, noughts and crosses and lots of others. Karen showed me a website called “Toy Theater” which I now play on my own in my spare time.
I struggle to remember things and the games have really helped me. It’s tough looking at the screen – it makes my eyes feel a bit funny but I know I’ve been working hard.
I liked it when I was able to see people for real but it’s not been too bad using my iPad – especially when I win. I will be glad when I can have face to face therapy – we can do so many more things.”
“We eventually managed to use Zoom on Abdi’s iPad – we could now get technical! It seemed to be user friendly and finding out how other have been making it work has really helped.
We started playing games with the Whiteboard – Hangman, noughts and crosses and Squares; I could load up an interactive game and give Abdi control of the cursor so we could play all sorts of games and activities to work on executive functioning skills; I created PowerPoint presentations so we could use some other activities – Guess Who and Brain Box are just a few – helping Abdi’s working memory and concentration difficulties. We have worked out recipes and written this Blog – all through the screen. I can record some of the sessions (with permission) and refer back to the detail.