Arts and Crafts in Modern OT #Occhat

Hosted and Summary written by @Gilliancrossley
Arts and Crafts in Modern OT #Occhat 11th September, 2012

Thanks to all who joined in the chat.

@clissa89, @BillWongOT, @Kirstyes, @fullyoccupied, @HelenOTUK, @xJessicaKate18, @RedTedArt, @ShortShannon8, @AOTAinc, @LeonoraOT, @Lottie01.

This was a great #occhat and the topic generated lots of interest and it seems clear that Arts and Crafts our still important tools in the OT toolbox. Tweeters shared many examples of how these used arts and crafts in their OT practice and discussed many factors which should be considered when using them.
I would usually separate the tweets into themes, however the discussion was lively and the topics and themes often interlinked. It seems more appropriate to keep the chat in order of flow. I have highlighted some key points throughout.
There was some discussion about linking the theory to practice, and justifying the use of crafts with clients. Also overcoming barriers, such as other professions not understanding, and the skill level required of the occupational therapist.
@gilliancrossley
#occhat does anybody use arts and crafts in their OT practice? how and why? if not why not?
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:07:49 +0000)
@xJessicaKate18x
#occhat i find arts and crafts great in theory but not so in practice
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:08:21 +0000)

@clissa89
@gilliancrossley i love arts and crafts for my own leisure, so think this influences my use of it in practice#occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:08:56 +0000)
@xJessicaKate18x
#occhat I find other professionals and pts families do not understand the therapeutic value of arts and crafts
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:09:38 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@gilliancrossley I would answer the why not part- because I suck at it! I got F’s in arts and crafts when I was a kiddo. :p #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:10:00 +0000)

@clissa89
@gilliancrossley creative activities very versatile&gradable. ticks Pleasure, Productivity and Restoration (pierce) boxes for me #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:10:05 +0000)

@clissa89
@xJessicaKate18x think this is the case for a lot of our interventions – important to be clear in our own minds & articulate #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:10:48 +0000)

@clissa89
@xJessicaKate18x creative activities shouldnt be given as blanket intervention, but know some clients have found it v meaningful #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:11:37 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@clissa89 I feel the same! do you think that maybe OT who don’t have an interest maybe don’t? what type of setting? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:11:38 +0000)

@clissa89
@gilliancrossley i wonder what influences our interests in creative activities? perceived skill? gender roles? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:12:20 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@BillWongOT But what if it is meaningful to your client? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:12:24 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@xJessicaKate18x well… at USC, we actually tried to emphasize that throughout the Skills Theory 1 class that we have. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:12:44 +0000)

@clissa89
@gilliancrossley crafts seem to be really popular atm. seeing lots of community groups: eg knit & natter, stitch & b*tch #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:12:55 +0000)
@fullyOccupied
#occhat have folk seen Fidler & Velde- activities:reality and symbol? http://t.co/iMN1NjTG -bit Old now, but some lovely material re A&C
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:13:03 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
#occhat @clissa89 I have begun developing tools re. client perceived meaningful. enjoyment, productivity etc
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:13:50 +0000)

@BillWongOT

@gilliancrossley I will switch it up with a therapist who’s better at this, or I will cheat by asking my mom to teach me b4 hand. #occhat

(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:14:29 +0000)
Examples of use in practice – various client groups and settings. Use as a communication aid and examples of clients teaching OT the skills they enjoy. The importance of meaningful occupation not just doing for the sake of doing.

@Helen_otuk
@BillWongOT I too am not an ‘arty’ person and my role does not call for it often. But i have used with children or those with 1/2 #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:14:29 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@clissa89 @xJessicaKate18x #occhat I agree. we need to justify intervention, but often not understood by other hp’s
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:14:43 +0000)

@clissa89
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley sometimes i’ve had clients teach me how to do crafts that they enjoy :)#occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:15:25 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
@clissa89 #occhat it’s a book – lots of other activities discussed but the symbolism and relevance of A&C covered in some specific chapters
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:15:26 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@fullyOccupied that looks great! I will put that on my want list! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:15:35 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
#occhat I have found arts and crafts and music therapy to be particularly useful with pmld adults/children
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:15:53 +0000)

@Helen_otuk
comms issues to help me understand likes / dislikes esp. when designing adaptations etc #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:16:17 +0000)

@clissa89
#occhat i enjoy scrapbooking, knitting, painting, drawing… probably lots more… but not particularly skilled.
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:16:37 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@clissa89 crafts seem to be making a come back! Pinterest is great for ideas! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:16:39 +0000)

@clissa89
@fullyOccupied can you remember anything about symbolism that you can share? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:17:03 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley #occhat maybe learning something together or having service user teach you could be v powerful and equalising?
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:17:12 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
is arts and crafts associated with a particular client group? #occhat . I have never seen in practice outside of mental health
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:17:45 +0000)
@clissa89
#occhat RT @xJessicaKate18x : @clissa89 I too love scrapbooking and have found it v useful re. clients and memory work
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:18:09 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
@gilliancrossley #occhat it’s one of my fave -‘ let’s get a burst of new enthusiasm’ sources!
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:18:19 +0000)
Practice examples continued in relation to various client groups, some things in included: Sensory, fine motor, memory, social skills, self esteem, transition, flow and wellbeing.
Some discussion regards age/ skill appropriateness.
@clissa89
@RedTedArt what kind of crafts do you enjoy? what do you get out of them? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:18:25 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
But see the value for wellbeing, mental health as well as for fine motor skills etc.. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:18:30 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@clissa89 @gilliancrossley I guess that’s y I stick with being a researcher instead of a clinician… lol!#notmuchpatienceforcrafts #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:19:19 +0000)

@clissa89
@xJessicaKate18x what is meaning for you re scrapbooking? for me it’s about reminiscence, quiet reflection, creative expression #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:19:25 +0000)
@RedTedArt
@clissa89 Oooooh now how long is a piece of string πŸ™‚ could go on all day, are speaking kids or in general? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:19:38 +0000)

@clissa89
@xJessicaKate18x i love the product that i get from scrapbooking – in a way i get to shape & share my memories, if that makes sense #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:20:12 +0000)

@clissa89
@RedTedArt in general πŸ™‚ whatever you like! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:20:23 +0000)

Building the therapeutic relationship

@gilliancrossley
@fullyOccupied @BillWongOT very powerful! engaging in occupation together for building therapeutic relationship #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:20:24 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@fullyOccupied @gilliancrossley That would be for some higher functioning clients. If it’s lower functioning, I would avoid it. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:20:30 +0000)

@clissa89
@gilliancrossley i’ve used them in MH and LD. can see potential in other areas but maybe these lend themselves to more holistic? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:20:56 +0000)

@kirstyes
RT @fullyOccupied : @BillWongOT @gilliancrossley #occhat maybe learning something together or having service user teach you could be v po …
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:21:11 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
@clissa89 #occhat exactly! and that is what I try and capture with clients, as well as a sense of identity and purpose
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:21:17 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@gilliancrossley @fullyOccupied I guess for someone like me, that will be NOT afraid to be embarrassed. :p #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:21:26 +0000)

@shortshannon88
@gilliancrossley #occhat I used arts and crafts w pediatrics to work on many different things from fine motor to hand eye coordination.
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:21:35 +0000)

@Helen_otuk

Agree RT @clissa89 : ive used them in MH and LD. can see potential in other areas but maybe these lend themselves to more holistic? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:21:43 +0000)

@RedTedArt

@clissa89 I love the process of creating -you take bits & pieces,often “”rubbish”” &the next thing you have made something wonderful #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:21:51 +0000)
Some discussion about the types of materials used, for example adding scent to fabric memory books, use of recycled goods. Being aware of infection control policy when using recycling and how an activity can be made age appropriate with careful consideration of the materials used.

@RedTedArt
@clissa89 I do like recycled based crafts or foraged πŸ™‚ #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:22:08 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@clissa89 @xJessicaKate18x I am currently making fabric memory books out of old footbal tops for my son so he can take when we move #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:22:27 +0000)

@clissa89
@RedTedArt i think recycled/upcycled adds whole new layer of meaning/purpose. seems to be becoming very popular #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:22:34 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@xJessicaKate18x @clissa89 of course… if I were your client, I will say, “”I would rather do math problems all day than crafts.”” #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:22:51 +0000)

@clissa89
@gilliancrossley lovely πŸ™‚ think my love of scrapbooking/mini books related to frequent transitions – like transitional objects #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:23:10 +0000)

@Helen_otuk
For me ‘in practice’ limited but use as a communication aid / ice breaker when working with children esp.#occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:23:19 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
#occhat arts and crafts is being left out as it doesn’t fit with the results based practice required by the nhs/private organsisations
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:23:22 +0000)

@clissa89
@gilliancrossley @xJessicaKate18x think scrapbooking (and other crafts) can be way of processing emotions/thoughts too #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:23:33 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
@clissa89 #occhat I know OT’s who would love to do arts and crafts but do not have the time and resources
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:23:47 +0000)

@kirstyes
@clissa89 @gilliancrossley Used in Physical rehab settings too – ‘heavy’ workshops. But less frequent.#occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:23:49 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
#occhat ‘the things with which people interact R not simply tools 4survival, …things embody goals…&shape the identity of their users’1/2
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:23:54 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@clissa89 @xJessicaKate18x I was thinking that fabric books could be used and smells added for reminisence. transition, grief, etc #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:23:57 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@clissa89 @xJessicaKate18x speaking of reminiscence, it reminds me of some #NBCOT questions about ind. w/ dementia and Alzehimer’s #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:24:10 +0000)

@Helen_otuk
Also a way to include ‘children’ when designing adaptations. Can build a relationship around visual work. (if that makes sense) #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:24:19 +0000)

@kirstyes
Wonder if links to creativity and also often flow based activities. Like @clissa89 said easily graded for just right challenge #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:24:52 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@Helen_otuk #occhat so you use as a communication tool with certain individuals? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:25:12 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@xJessicaKate18x in US, I would say common places for arts and crafts are in pediatrics and inpatient mental health. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:25:32 +0000)

@clissa89
@kirstyes absolutely. crafts = most reliable source of flow for me #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:25:33 +0000)

@clissa89
RT @fullyOccupied : #occhat ‘the things with which people interact R not simply tools 4survival, …things embody goals…&shape the …
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:25:37 +0000)

@kirstyes
RT @clissa89 : @RedTedArt i think recycled/upcycled adds whole new layer of meaning/purpose. seems to be becoming very popular #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:25:39 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
#occhat @gilliancrossley @BillWongOT loving the justification for reminisence and the idea of incorporating smell
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:25:51 +0000)

@clissa89
@fullyOccupied ohh that reminds me of a fantastic article about clay and ?cancer survivors #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:25:52 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@fullyOccupied I always have enthusiasm for this! I would love to see crafts used more #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:25:56 +0000)

@shortshannon88
#occhat if im working on fine motor and gross motor w kids I’ll have them decorate a schedule of activities they will do in OT
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:26:04 +0000)

@kirstyes
@clissa89 @gilliancrossley occupations keeping you safe – comforting. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:26:28 +0000)
@RedTedArt
@clissa89 absolutely! I also am a great believe that crafting should NOT cost you more than buying something.. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:26:35 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@kirstyes @clissa89 but for someone like me, grading up could mean doing something beyond what I am capable to do. :p #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:26:44 +0000)

@clissa89
@gilliancrossley @xJessicaKate18x so much sensory potential in crafts #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:26:49 +0000)

@shortshannon88
#occhat or make sensory crafts!
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:27:17 +0000)

@clissa89
RT @RedTedArt : @clissa89 absolutely! I also am a great believe that crafting should NOT cost you more than buying something.. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:27:28 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@shortshannon88 pinterest in a great pediatric crafts resource! sensory work too! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:27:32 +0000)

@shortshannon88
” @clissa89 : @gilliancrossley @xJessicaKate18x so much sensory potential in crafts #occhat ” agreed!! I made sensory books once thy were great
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:27:56 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
#occhat 2/2 ‘man is not only homo sapiens or homo ludens, he is also homo faber, the maker &user of objects’ Csikszentmihalyi 1981 p3 F&V
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:27:58 +0000)

@BillWongOT
RT @kirstyes : @clissa89 @gilliancrossley occupations keeping you safe – comforting. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:28:00 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@clissa89 @gilliancrossley @xJessicaKate18x but i would also add the social element, too… if you do it in groups. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:28:21 +0000)

Functional crafts as a way to adapt or enhance environment
@clissa89

@RedTedArt love the way that crafts can be used to make functional items e.g. furniture, decorations, outfits – and save money #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:28:28 +0000)

@shortshannon88
@gilliancrossley I need to get involved in pinterest #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:28:35 +0000)

@kirstyes
@clissa89 @fullyoccupied That’s in my to read pile already. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:28:39 +0000)

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@RedTedArt
@clissa89 @gilliancrossley @xJessicaKate18x hehehe try paper mache if you want sensory!! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:29:11 +0000)

@kirstyes
@BillWongOT @clissa89 but grading doesn’t just have to be up! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:29:11 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@clissa89 @kirstyes for someone like me, that will be the opposite… lol! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:29:16 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
#occhat can someone please explain pintrest to me?
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:29:23 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
what about the appropriate form.. I have seen childrens activities in dementia care and feel its very undignified #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:29:25 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
@RedTedArt #occhat already have! Loved doing it with paed pmld – so messy!
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:30:00 +0000)

@kirstyes
@BillWongOT @clissa89 @gilliancrossley @xjessicakate18x good point. Learning skills like sharing, cooperation etc. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:30:12 +0000)

Thinking about age and cultural appropriateness

@clissa89
@gilliancrossley there is a lot of talk re age appropriateness. but then sometimes i get a lot of pleasure from things that arent #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:30:13 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
Not just about using a craft but still need to be appropriate and meaningful occupation. culturally, age, etc#occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:30:33 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@kirstyes @clissa89 of course… if I know I have a clients who loves arts and crafts, I will consult my mom, since she loves that. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:30:35 +0000)
@xJessicaKate18x
@gilliancrossley #occhat I had this dilemma – ‘Age appropriate vs developmentally appropriate’
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:30:58 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@kirstyes @BillWongOT @clissa89 @xjessicakate18x def social element! self esteem and confidence building #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:31:43 +0000)

@clissa89
@gilliancrossley think key for me is it must be meaningful/purposeful #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:32:02 +0000)

@kirstyes
@clissa89 @gilliancrossley can you give an example of something/ why you felt undignified? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:32:02 +0000)

@Helen_otuk
@gilliancrossley when we say ‘age’ does that I have to stop doing things that are not considered appropriate for a 40something! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:32:44 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@clissa89 so do I sometimes. But I haven’t seen a choice provided. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:32:45 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@gilliancrossley @kirstyes @clissa89 @xjessicakate18x or in my case- increase my tolerance of doing arts and crafts as occupation. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:32:47 +0000)

@AOTAInc
@xjessicakate18x Check out our article about how OTs can use pinterest #occhat http://t.co/tgpXxetH
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:32:56 +0000)

@clissa89
@kirstyes @gilliancrossley i’ve had lot of fun as an (apparent) adult, doing things like hand/blow painting – ? seen as childish #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:33:05 +0000)

@Helen_otuk
Agree! RT @clissa89 : @gilliancrossley think key for me is it must be meaningful/purposeful #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:33:05 +0000)

@LeonoraOT
@Helen_otuk just saying hello as I get ready for an early train trip to work. Great topic for #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:33:09 +0000)

@shortshannon88
@gilliancrossley #occhat almost have to transform the craft maybe like a stationary to write to family or jewelry or like a memory box type
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:33:25 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
@clissa89 w #occhat absolutely!!! Pg 96 of F&V : meaning of crafts: ‘a way to exert control over their lives ….’
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:33:27 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@clissa89 @gilliancrossley I agree. I experienced that 1st hand. It was meaningful cuz it allowed me to build rapport w/ classmates. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:33:39 +0000)
@kirstyes
@xJessicaKate18x @clissa89 @gilliancrossley For some completion will be enough. May need to be wary of perfectionists ;0) #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:35:08 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@clissa89 agree if enjoyment and meaningful. seen child colour books handed out day after day no choice,thought, or engagement #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:35:16 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
@clissa89 #occhat ‘a chance 2leave little bits of him/herself in the end product, the product becoming a manifestation of self’ Fidler&Velde
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:35:48 +0000)

@clissa89
@gilliancrossley yes all about individual. had a client who loved colouring and would regularly request pictures #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:36:03 +0000)

@clissa89
RT @fullyOccupied : @clissa89 #occhat ‘a chance 2leave little bits of him/herself in the end product, the product becoming a manifestatio …
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:36:09 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
@kirstyes #occhat it is also a great way of bonding with a difficult client – expression without words
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:36:09 +0000)

@clissa89
This >> MT @BoothRach : #occhat what 2 an observer might look not age appropriate, may be an activity graded 2 level required
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:36:42 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@kirstyes @xJessicaKate18x @clissa89 @gilliancrossley yes… and also b wary of other things such as physical dys factors, 2. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:36:43 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
@gilliancrossley @kirstyes @clissa89 I have seen lots about arts and crafts in palliative care@fullyoccupied #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:37:03 +0000)
@gilliancrossley
@clissa89 #occhat yes this is were its needs to be meaningful not just activity for sake of having one scheduled
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:37:23 +0000)

@clissa89
@BoothRach agree. more important that person experiences success than what others think. then explaining clinical reasoning #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:37:44 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@clissa89 @BoothRach that would be me prior to understand the reasons for arts and crafts in therapy… lol! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:38:00 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
@gilliancrossley @clissa89 @xjessicakate18x #occhat wow!That’s great! we recognise how important it is 4healthy transition so use in therapy
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:38:16 +0000)

There was a very appropriate program on bbc4 about crafts in the UK. Heres the link – http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01mqv1h/British_Passions_on_Film_Fun_and_Games/

@fullyOccupied
#occhat uk folk bbc4 now!!!!! Exactly in subject!
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:39:05 +0000)

@lottie01
@clissa89 not really involved but did scrapbook with a client moving to adult from CAHMS unit to help introduce self #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:40:35 +0000)
@clissa89
@lottie01 i did collage with someone who said “”this is great. i can finally explain how i feel”” #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:42:14 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
what about arts and crafts as a way of adapting the environment? #occhat sensory, relaxing, playful etc
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:42:43 +0000)

Doing it β€œjust for fun”

@Helen_otuk
I think we should also consider ‘fun’ just being able to ‘enjoy’ something can be an outcome? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:43:20 +0000)

@kirstyes
@BoothRach @clissa89 @gilliancrossley how about age acceptability instead of appropriate or is hat just semantics? ;0) #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:43:37 +0000)

@lottie01

@clissa89 she was nervous and it gave the staff a good handover/reference point #occhat

(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:44:07 +0000)

OT just need to be able to facilitate – high level of skill could but client off.

@clissa89
RT @BoothRach : @BillWongOT @clissa89 you just need to be able to facilitate it! Some times being to good can put a service user off! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:44:08 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@clissa89 @BoothRach or for me, it will lowering my self esteem because I am not even “”average”” at it.#occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:44:37 +0000)

@kirstyes
@fullyOccupied wow. Maybe we can link to iplayer version in summary if is one. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:44:56 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@Helen_otuk yes!! definitely! just about taking pleasure in the process, outcome achieving flow.. enhancing wellbeing #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:44:58 +0000)

@clissa89
@BillWongOT @BoothRach but some crafts can be ‘flop proof’ and you can great great product with v little skill/effort #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:45:02 +0000)
@BillWongOT
@clissa89 @BoothRach That I agree. Sometimes I got to be mindful of this, too! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:45:36 +0000)

@kirstyes
RT @Helen_otuk : I think we should also consider ‘fun’ just being able to ‘enjoy’ something can be an outcome? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:45:48 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@kirstyes @BoothRach @clissa89 I think it is a consideration but should be client centred. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:45:56 +0000)
@Helen_otuk
Agree RT @gilliancrossley : yes!! definitely! just about taking pleasure in the process, outcome achieving flow.. enhancing wellbeing #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:46:19 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
@kirstyes @boothrach @clissa89 @gilliancrossley sometimes the acceptability/unacceptability can b mediated through materials for eg #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:46:50 +0000)

@clissa89
@BillWongOT @BoothRach but sometimes it’s better if you’re not super-skilled. clients can feel more at ease/less nervous #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:47:00 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
@BillWong I hated arts and craft, a client got me into scrapbooking! #occhat #hopeforyouyet !
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:47:11 +0000)

@kirstyes
@gilliancrossley @boothrach @clissa89 that’s what I meant I guess about them accepting it at their age ;0) #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:47:41 +0000)
@Helen_otuk
Build a rapport RT @clissa89 : but sometimes its better if youre not super-skilled. clients can feel more at ease/less nervous #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:48:20 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
@kirstyes @boothrach @clissa89 @gilliancrossley #occhat in jewellery, 4eg simple elements of the process remain ‘adult’ if beads are glass
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:48:26 +0000)

@kirstyes
@fullyOccupied @boothrach @clissa89 @gilliancrossley or purpose maybe e.g. Making for someone, e.g. A grandchild #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:48:28 +0000)

@ScrapbookJournl
RT @xJessicaKate18x @BillWong I hated arts and craft, a client got me into scrapbooking! #occhat#hopeforyouyet !
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:48:31 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@fullyOccupied @kirstyes @BoothRach @clissa89 yes I wouldn’t have been upset by the coloring book if it had been an adult themed one #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:48:54 +0000)
@BillWongOT
@clissa89 @BoothRach I guess that will be me using my skills as a therapist to determine what type of client I am dealing with. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:49:14 +0000)
@fullyOccupied
@kirstyes @boothrach @clissa89 @gilliancrossley #occhat rather than 1ry coloured plastic beads -I’ve seen the activity infantilised this way
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:49:31 +0000)

@clissa89
@fullyOccupied @kirstyes @boothcrach @gilliancrossley agree materials v important and can convey message re value of activity #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:49:58 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@fullyOccupied @kirstyes @BoothRach @clissa89 consideration of the materials and context is important to the planning #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:49:59 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@ScrapbookJournl @xJessicaKate18x @BillWong And similarly my #OT friends got me into Pinterest!#occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:50:10 +0000)

@kirstyes
@gilliancrossley @fullyoccupied @boothrach @clissa89 I bought adult colouring book the other day and the Wreck this journal are fun #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:50:29 +0000)
@BillWongOT
@kirstyes @clissa89 @boothrach In arts and crafts sense, not really. I still draw people like a pig… lol!#occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:51:10 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@kirstyes @fullyOccupied @BoothRach @clissa89 I have several adult coloring books because i enjoy coloring but want an adult option #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:51:52 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@kirstyes @clissa89 @boothrach though I DO blame partly on my kindergarten teachers for this! They made me become a righty! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:51:54 +0000)

@Helen_otuk
@BillWongOT that is one up on me… I have trouble with stick people! lol. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:52:03 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
@gilliancrossley me too – you would have thought the dementia home was a doctors waiting room#occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:52:17 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
@clissa89 @billwongot @boothrach #occhat absolutely! or equally offer ‘just right challenge’ or, even, optimal failure (ie can be put right)
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:52:19 +0000)

@kirstyes
@BillWongOT @clissa89 @boothrach Just draw pigs instead then. Tee Hee. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:52:27 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@fullyOccupied @kirstyes @clissa89 I have been trying to use crafts in dif age appropriate for my blog but altering material and use #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:53:10 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@kirstyes @clissa89 @boothrach or in terms of crafts, I will print out step by step instructions where as a client can do w/o. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:53:39 +0000)

@Helen_otuk
Work to your strengths… RT @kirstyes : Just draw pigs instead then. Tee Hee. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:53:39 +0000)

Example of crafts supporting a family to reconnect.

@fullyOccupied
@kirstyes @boothrach @clissa89 @gilliancrossley #occhat so right -we had service user make a wonderful film about how craft had reconnected
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:53:40 +0000)
@fullyOccupied
@kirstyes @boothrach @clissa89 @gilliancrossley #occhat her with her ‘competent’ self and her role as mum when she made item for daughter
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:54:24 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@fullyOccupied @clissa89 @boothrach or in my sense “”unintentional failure”” so that clients can gain self-esteem… lol! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:54:32 +0000)
Combining crafts with working on occupational performance skills, such as – reaching, positioning and strengthening.
@shortshannon88
#occhat I like arts and crafts because U can combine them w so many other aspects like standing, positioning, and strengthening.
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:54:49 +0000)
Photography as a modern craft
@xJessicaKate18x
#occhat @gilliancrossley @clissa89 @kirstyes I think for arts and crafts in the modern age we musn’t forget photography and it’s editing!
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:55:40 +0000)

@clissa89
@shortshannon88 absolutely, a lot of performance components in arts and crafts – and more fun than reaching etc #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:55:52 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@clissa89 @fullyOccupied need to consider resources & not to make do if it makes it inappropriate, just for the sake of activity #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:56:06 +0000)

@kirstyes
@xJessicaKate18x @gilliancrossley @clissa89 great point. I love me some photo apps. Snapseed filters rule. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:56:08 +0000)
@kirstyes
@Helen_otuk exactly. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:56:38 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@xJessicaKate18x @gilliancrossley @clissa89 @kirstyes or video making. I enjoy that the most.#occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:56:48 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
@kirstyes me too! my ipad’s full of them #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:56:49 +0000)
@gilliancrossley

@fullyOccupied @kirstyes @BoothRach @clissa89 thats very powerful use of craft #occhat giving the craft can have significant meaning
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:57:13 +0000)

Considering the costs

@BillWongOT
@gilliancrossley @clissa89 @fullyOccupied if stuff is inexpensive, though, may not be idea to get it out of ur own pocket. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:57:25 +0000)

@shortshannon88
@clissa89 so true! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:57:30 +0000)

@clissa89
RT @BoothRach : #occhat we are having a art exhibitionat work, i pushed for all work to be shown, regardless of quility,
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:57:31 +0000)
@bobcollinsOT
@fullyOccupied @clissa89 @billwongot @boothrach #occhat does anyone have a good reference for the’ just right challenge’ ?
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:57:55 +0000)
@clissa89
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @fullyOccupied can often get stuff discounted/donated though – just ask!#occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:58:10 +0000)

@clissa89
@bobcollinsOT was it umm… czsi… that flow guy? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:58:23 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
@gilliancrossley @kirstyes @boothrach @clissa89 #occhat how bout person takes digital image, simplify with photoshop and colour(hand/electr)
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:58:34 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@clissa89 @BoothRach though w/ some patients w/ depression, u better not do it if they don’t wanna. Got an #NBCOT ? wrong that way. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:59:42 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@clissa89 @BillWongOT @fullyOccupied lots of things can be done with recycling and still be appropriate#occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:59:56 +0000)
@BillWongOT
@Helen_otuk arts and crafts skills of a therapist (or placement student) is overrated! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:00:43 +0000)
@kirstyes
RT @fullyOccupied : @gilliancrossley @kirstyes @boothrach @clissa89 #occhat how bout person takes digital image, simplify with photoshop …
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:00:54 +0000)

@clissa89
@gilliancrossley @BillWongOT @fullyOccupied although infection control to be considered *groan*. cant use loo rolls for art w kids #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:00:59 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
Check thus out if you’re in uk #occhat http://t.co/6acRDisw
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:01:51 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
@Helen_otuk #occhat it’s the clients enjoyment not the therapists skill level that is important re arts and crafts
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:02:11 +0000)
@gilliancrossley
@clissa89 @BillWongOT @fullyOccupied yes! but what about using the clients own scraps of material etc if individual intervention? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:02:39 +0000)

@clissa89
#occhat RT @BoothRach : @BillWongOT @clissa89 not sure I follow a service user would only engage in a group/activity if they wanted to?
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:02:50 +0000)

@clissa89
@BillWongOT @BoothRach we cant/shouldnt force anyone to do something. but be thoughtful. e.g refusing b/c of confidence? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:03:26 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
great #occhat any final thought? comment?
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:03:33 +0000)

@kirstyes
@clissa89 @bobcollinsot Mihalyi Cszimilahlyi or something??? It’s hard to spell and repeated in first and surname. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:03:36 +0000)

@Helen_otuk
@BillWongOT depends on why they were engaging in the craft making to start with? #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:04:04 +0000)

The tools of our trade.
@fullyOccupied
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @clissa89 #occhat I used 2argue that these were my tools of my trade and needed resource like dr needs medicine
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:04:22 +0000)
@xJessicaKate18x
RT @fullyOccupied : @BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @clissa89 #occhat I used 2argue that these were my tools of my trade and needed resource …
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:05:00 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @clissa89 #occhat and then if service user becomes really engaged it’s something they can fund themselves
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:05:02 +0000)

@BillWongOT
@fullyOccupied @gilliancrossley @clissa89 but in inpatient MH settings, it will be the facility that has to pay for the supplies. #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:05:47 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
Brilliant #occhat thanks everyone…going to carry on with some scrapbooking right now!
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:05:56 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @clissa89 #occhat depends on stage of intervention, purpose, &how important it becomes to their occ identity
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:06:22 +0000)

@Helen_otuk
Motivation! Yay Enjoy RT @xJessicaKate18x : Brilliant #occhat thanks everyone…going to carry on with some scrapbooking right now! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:06:38 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@fullyOccupied @BillWongOT @clissa89 I feel like creativity is a tool of my trade! : ) I take it out the tool box when approriate #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:07:02 +0000)

@xJessicaKate18x
@Helen_otuk best motivation ever! thanks πŸ™‚ #occhat #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:07:10 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
@fullyOccupied @BillWongOT @clissa89 and could just be about helping someone re-engage in a craft they can fund themselves #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:11:07 +0000)
@ScrapbookJournl
RT @Helen_otuk Motivation! Yay Enjoy RT @xJessicaKate18x : Brilliant #occhat thanks everyone…going to carry on with some scrapbookin…

Pinterest

@fullyOccupied
@gilliancrossley #occhat thankyou! And thanks all again 4stimulating chat – 1 last thing -there was that fab Pinterest creativity board 4OTs
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:24:16 +0000)
@gilliancrossley
@fullyOccupied thats for the reminder I will add link to the chat! I love that board! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:25:37 +0000)

@fullyOccupied
#occhat Susan Burwash has a fab Pinterest board collecting creative and arts ideas and inspiration. πŸ™‚ bye now http://t.co/1g48dZNa
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:30:03 +0000)

@gilliancrossley
http://t.co/Cv0ty6vw pinterest group OT board #occhat . fantastic resource!
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:30:29 +0000)
@gilliancrossley
@fullyOccupied I wonder if cuts make us look for our resourceful creative sides?sites like pinterest make it easy to find activities #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:37:37 +0000)
@gilliancrossley
@fullyOccupied definitely and crafts seem to be making a popular comeback! #occhat
(Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:38:28 +0000)
Top resources …
http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/49/
http://whereapy.com/blog/therapy-blunder-basket-weaving#.UEzipwJj0Qw.twitter
http://murphylibrary.uwlax.edu/digital/jur/2002/tebeest-kornstedt-feldmann-harmasch.pdf
http://ajot.aotapress.net/content/41/4/248.full.pdf
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cot/bjot/2007/00000070/00000005/art00005
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mqv1h
https://otalkocchats.wordpress.com/
http://www.healio.com/books/health-professions/occupational-therapy/%7BC174D68D-D558-4A6C-89C5-82588F2E238B%7D/Activities-Reality-and-Symbol

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