VIRTUAL MOTOR SKILLS, Program #630, is a software program designed to give the user with limited motor skills the virtual experience of performing tasks by picking up, putting down, and moving objects around using 1 or 2 switches, a mouse click, or the computer keyboard. Skills introduced in this activity include the following: eye-hand coordination, scanning, matching, sequencing and sorting. In many of the activities, the user controls a life-like hand to complete tasks such as picking up colored pegs and placing them in their matching colored slots.
In the example of the pegboard, the hand will hover over the pegboard. If the hand is over a peg, pressing the switch will pick up the peg. If the hand is holding a peg and a switch is pressed, it will put the peg down.
The program is composed of the following 27 tasks that involve sorting, matching, sequencing, and vocational themes.
5 Different Pegboard activities with various degrees of difficulty:
Put in the light bulbs.
Put the lollypops on the sticks.
Put the tennis balls into the can.
Put the paper into the printer.
Pick up the trash and throw it into the garbage can.
Put all the coins into the piggy bank.
Put the groceries into the shopping bag.
Put the crayons into the crayon box.
Put the wafers into the box.
Pour the grape juice into the cups.
Hammer the nails into the wood.
Stack the blocks to build one big tower.
Match the shoes.
Put the rings on the peg in size order with the biggest on the bottom.
Sharpen the pencils and put them into the pencil holder.
Put the colored boxes over the matching color word.
Sort the objects into the containers with the same shape.
Sort the nuts and bolts.
Sort the silverware.
Put the bottles and cans into the proper recycling container.
Point to the numbers from lowest to highest.
Point to the letters in alphabetical order.
SIZES: 50 meg hard disk space.
DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): Minimum 1024x768 screen resolution.
COLOR: Multiple colors.
WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.