Creative thinker and business man Roger von Oech has had a letter from a school scoial worker about using his Ball of Whacks with ADHD sufferers. The Ball of Whacks is somewhere between a magnetic lego set and an executive toy. Here is a video:
I am a school social worker and have used the Ball of Whacks to demonstrate the ability to re-organize, calm, increase self-esteem and cope with difficulties.
In teaching re-organization to students with ADHD, I’ve found the Ball of Whacks to be a good teaching tool. You break the ball down, and then you put it together one piece at a time, just as you would complete one problem at a time on a worksheet. And before you know it it’s put together or done.
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