Origami and Occupational Therapy


Interactive workshop

for the EKU OT Student Organization

April 24, 2017

Sylvia Cerel-Suhl, M.D

 

90  minute Program

Goals:

1. Learn useful terms and concepts  for use of origami in occupational therapy practice. 

2. Learn basic methods and sample models appropriate for "Mindful Occupation."

3. Consider factors influencing choices of materials, methods, and with various populations and individuals. 

4. Discuss key concepts in origami pedagogy for therapy purposes.

5. Know where to obtain excellent further resources for further growth and reference.

 

INTRO:

This lecture and interactive workshop is the result of my study, (including at national origami meetings and with "Origami Masters"), research, and teaching experience over the past three and half years. It will not include the hypotheses for specific step-by-step occupational and speech therapy programming which I am beginning to investigate with your professor, Camille Skubik-Peplaski PhD OTR/L BCP FAOTA, and with Lumy Sawaki, MD, Ph.D.,  at UK/Cardinal Hill.

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90 minute origami & therapy talk / EKU:

 

1) Introduction and First Definition of Terms.

 

2) History of origami as children's education, art form, and mindful education for over 1000 years. (esp. widely in Japan and Frabel in German Kindergarden movement)

 

3) Methods and specific terms with a specific example models: interactive workshop component.

A. Paper Crumple

B. Simple Animal

C. Simple House

D. " Storigami Heart" (KidsArt4Hearts site has video)

Terms: Pleat Fold, Valley Fold, Mountain Fold, Cupboard Door Fold, Squash Fold, Guide Fold, all learned via models. Teaching methods role-modeled as well.

 

4) Brief consideration of materials:

Types of paper relevant to size, cost, properties, as factors to consider related to type of population in therapy.

 

5)Origami pedagogy for therapy considerations:

A. Patient characteristics including impairments such as: hand strength and function, vision, cognitive, hearing, or language impairment.

 

B. Details when teaching:

i. Know your model well and have a sample.

ii. Use short, clear, and simple separate instructions. Often alliterative instructions are helpful. (e.g. "tip to the top," and "base toward your belly button")

iii. Consider "the different types of learners" then use the types of style each needs: visual, auditory instruction, demonstration, motion cues,  diagrams,  etc.

iv. Know how to use a diagram.

 

C. When teaching a model, teach it at least twice or three times then have the student save at least one copy for future homework practice. After the first clearly demonstrated step-by-step model, have the students repeat it at least once with a buddy, with you as back up, or in small groups. Then, depending upon the characteristics of the patient or group, either have them demonstrate again repeatedly in front of you, in teams with a buddy, in a group with solo practice but always with discussion with others available. After the model is confidently mastered and remembered, then you can use what you taught as  homework to be returned to you later. ( The 21st Century Spiral curriculum method and an easy compliance measure.) 

 

(My research group's homework was five days per week, 30 minutes per day in the Sanders- Brown B.E.S.T. Trial, which demonstrated improved verbal recall after an 8 week origami in cognitively normal adults 65-80, with a spectrum of common aging impairments. )

 

6) Resources and references :Authors with many books, clearly written, and highly recommended for simple models include:

John Montrol,

and Michael Fosse, with Richard Alexander.

 

Websites with weekly topical lessons and clear instructions include:

http://www.origamispirit.com , and www.origami-instructions.com/

 

OrigamiUSA is the organization which has on-line, regional and national events, books and paper to buy, etc…  https://origamiusa.org/

 

Results of Pilot Research on Origami and Memory:

Brain Exercises for Synaptic Plasticity (BEST Study): A randomized, placebo-controlled cognitive intervention trial for brain health in older adults .

Tyler Hammond, Sylvia Cerel-Suhl, Hardin Stevens, Brooke Beech, Yang Jiang, Allison Caban-Holt, Erin Abner, and Gregory Jicha.

presented at American Academy of Neurology, April 28, 2017 - Poster Session VI - "Aging and Dementia: Therapeutic Approaches II

April 18, 2017, 88:16 Supplement P6.081; 1526-632X 

 

KidsArt4Hearts.com

 

 

 

 

For questions:

Sylvia Cerel-Suhl M.D.

cerelsuhl@gmail.com

 

 

 

Origami and Occupational Therapy


Interactive workshop for the EKU OT Student Organization

April 24, 2017

Sylvia Cerel-Suhl, M.D

 

90  minute Program

Goals:

1. Learn useful terms and concepts – for use of origami in occupational therapy practice. 

2. Learn basic methods and sample models appropriate for "mindful occupation."


3. Consider factors influencing choices of materials, methods, and   with various populations and individuals. 

 

4. Discuss key concepts in origami pedagogy for therapy purposes.

5. Know where to obtain excellent further resources for further growth and reference.

 

 

 

This lecture and interactive workshop is the result of my study, research, and teaching experience, over the past three and half years. (It will not include the hypotheses for specific step-by-step occupational and speech therapy programming which I am beginning to investigate with your professor, Camille Skubik-Peplaski PhD OTR/L BCP FAOTA, and with Lumy Sawaki, MD, Ph.D.,  at UK/Cardinal Hill.) 

 

 

 

90 minute origami & therapy talk / EKU:

 

1) Introduction and First Definition of Terms.

 

2) History of origami as children's education, art form, and mindful education for over 1000 years.

 

3) Methods and specific terms with a specific example models: interactive workshop component.

A. Paper Crumple

B. Simple Animal

C. Simple House

D. " Storigami Heart" if time.... ( KidsArt4Hearts site has video)

 

4) Brief consideration of materials:

Types of paper relevant to size, cost, fitness, and factors to consider related to types of population in therapy.

 

 

5)Origami pedagogy for therapy considerations:

 

A. Patient characteristics including impairments such as: hand strength and function, vision, cognitive, hearing, or language impairment.

 

B. Details when teaching:

i. Know your model well and have a sample.

ii. Use short, clear, and simple separate instructions. Often alliterative instructions are helpful.
iii. Consider "the different types of learners" then use the types of shoes they need: visual, auditory instruction, demonstration, motion cues,  diagrams,  etc.

iv. Know how to use a diagram.

 

C. When teaching a model teach it at least twice or three times and have the student save at least one copy for future homework practice. After the first clearly demonstrated step-by-step model, have them repeat it at least once with you giving instructions to individuals or small groups. Then depending upon the characteristics of the patient or group, either have them demonstrate again repeatedly in front of you, in teams with a buddy, in a group with solo practice but with discussion with others available. Then you can use what you taught as  homework to return to you later. ( The 21st Century Spiral curriculum method.) 

 

(My research group's homework was five days per week, 30 minutes per day. see abstract in link below )

 

6) Resources and references:

Authors with many books, clearly written, highly recommended for simple models include:

John Montrol,

and Michael Fosse with Richard Alexander.

 

Websites with weekly topical lessons and clear instructions include:

http://www.origamispirit.com , by Leila Torres

and

www.origami-instructions.com/

 

OrigamiUSA is the organization which has on-line, regional and national events, books and paper to buy, etc…  https://origamiusa.org/

 

Pilot Research: Brain Exercises for Synaptic Plasticity (BEST Study): A randomized, placebo-controlled cognitive intervention trial for brain health in older adults.Tyler Hammond, Sylvia Cerel-Suhl, Hardin Stevens, Brooke Beech, Yang Jiang, Allison Caban-Holt, Erin Abner, and Gregory Jicha. presented at American Academy of Neurology, April 28, 2017 - Poster Session VI - "Aging and Dementia: Therapeutic Approaches II; April 18, 2017, 88:16 Supplement P6.081; 1526-632X 

KidsArt4Hearts.com

 

For questions:

Sylvia Cerel-Suhl M.D.

cerelsuhl@gmail.com

 

Origami & OT Lecture at Eastern Kentucky University, April 2017

Origami & OT Lecture at Eastern Kentucky University, April 2017

Dr Cerel-Suhl and Dr Subik-Peplaski

Dr Cerel-Suhl and Dr Subik-Peplaski

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One of John Montrol's many helpful books...

One of John Montrol's many helpful books...