Early Phase

Green StoplightEarly Phase (Green Light)

  • Wants familiar routine and schedule
  • What can I do next?
  • Can follow instructions if demonstrated one step at a time
  • Cannot be reasoned with
  • Unable to adjust pace; poor safety

Activity Focus during the early phase includes social activities and cognitive stimulation.

  • Craft projects
  • Sorting and stringing beads
  • Puzzles
  • Bingo
  • Songs with gross motor actions
  • Counting activities
  • Sorting and folding clothes
  • Games
  • Cooking activities
  • Assisting staff with daily tasks
  • Sort/match/stack objects
  • Setting the table