If possible, set a definite time of day to do the home therapy. Between 5-20 minutes of home therapy will usually be programmed. It works best, in some cases, to divide the time into two short sessions rather than one long one. If you are tired, stop short of failure and try again another time. If you are experiencing success and want to continue, feel free to do so. Challenge yourself, but don't frustrate or work so long that you get overly tired. Try to get at least 5 days out of the week to do therapy. If you wish to do more, fine, but 5 should be enough to make good progress.
Home training procedures are best done with a “helper” to watch you and see if you are doing the procedure properly. If this is not possible in your case, please let the therapist know so that an alternative procedure or technique can be suggested. Read the Procedure sheets given for home activities very carefully, particularly on the first time you do it at home, so that you are sure you are using the right technique, materials, etc.
The following are examples of comments to be recorded on the home therapy sheet that will help you and our staff determine performance on each home therapy activity.
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