I started with something easy and had the patient create it on a white piece of paper.
My instructions were:
1. Study the picture for 30 seconds.
2. Use the pieces provided (this patient was at a fairly high cognitive level so I gave her the entire box).
3. Recreate the pattern from memory.
She did really well and enjoyed the challenge so I gave her another one! She studied...
The picture was hidden and she re-created from memory...
She finished it up....
...and then checked for errors!
I continued the activity by making patterns that were more complex. Look at what all you learn about your patient's visual perception when doing this activity!
She struggled a little but in the end, she made a really pretty pattern (that wasn't correct, but we made the best of!) that I took a picture of to add to my album!
I would love to hear below what you have used when in a pinch! I'm sure it was good!