Saturday, May 2, 2015

Let's Jenga!

I use Jenga a lot in sessions for kids with ADHD or other diagnoses that include symptoms surrounding impulse-control or concentration and focus issues. The object of the game is to act slowly and to concentrate in order not to knock the tower down and it gets taller and more unstable. 

 The other day, one of supervisors gave me a fun idea that I had not thought of before to add even more therapeutic value to the game: writing questions onto the Jenga blocks and having the client answer the question on the blocks he or she pulls. The questions can be general for any client or can be specific to certain disorders or clients. In googling Jenga, I found that this is a technique that many are already using. What a fun way to get younger clients to open up and share a little more in session!