A Thumbs up
It seems so simple.
An easy way to make someone smile.
And it’s a powerful way to communicate if you are non or minimally verbal.
When you throw in a motor planning disorder and apraxia, it can be a beast to work on: step by step, day by day. We’ve tried occupational therapy. I’ve tried modeling. We tried hand over hand.
But now here’s a free social story style video that we’d like to provide for all of you other caregivers out there struggling to learn how to teach your loved ones to give a thumbs up.
Introducing our latest How-To video for all abilities:
May this help break down the barrier and empower your loved one to encourage and give others a smile!
A step-by-step video guide on how to give a thumbs up for toddlers, preschoolers, kids and people of all abilities!
Below is the script if you’d love to read aloud or customize to make your own story!
I love it.
Hi! Hi! Hello!
Yeah, there you go. Hi! Hi!
My name is Knightly
and this is Cadbury.
Let’s give a thumbs up.
When I think someone or something is good, I give a thumbs up.
To give a thumbs up, I will make a fist.
Then, I lift the thumb up.
Or I can show my hands like I’m giving high fives.
Then, I close all 4 fingers below my thumb.
I can use one hand
or two hands.
Thanks for watching!
I love it!