The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Adapted Games as Therapeutic Exercise

1970s
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An occupational therapist uses an adapted game of checkers with her client.

An occupational therapist and her client in the Neurological Institute in New York use adapted games for therapeutic  exercise in 1977. Checkers are made by filling plastic bottles with lead weights to encourage better grasp.