Working with children and elderly
Working with children
The development of children’s graphomotoric skills is undoubtedly important for proper development and progress. Development can be stimulated through various games and exercises: crumpling, tearing, chopping or folding paper (Japanese teach children origami skill from the earliest age), puzzles, lower beads, pricking puzzles, games with plasticine and shaping, connecting lines and a dot …
Already at the age of 3 – 5, it is possible to work with children – the grip of a pencil is with all three fingers, which is a great start and prerequisite. The hand is already in a continuous move, so it is possible to create uninterrupted lines. At this age, a child can easily see the same and different things, or is able to decide what goes in and what out of a compact formation
By the age of 5, the child will have already determined his dominant hand, and the process of fractal drawing will strengthen the informational neurological background, so that this motor maturation will be encouraged to be healthy and correct. If there is a problem, since graphomotoric skills are an ability that develops, but also exercise, than the problem a child has can be solved with exercise. Through graphomotoric exercises, the child develops not only motor skills but also attention, concentration, orientation, lateralization and speech. It remembers previously adopted movements and uses them in new situations (Nikolić, 2011).
Through a specifically designed program, groups are possible, as well as individual and family work.
Working with the elderly
Although in the age that does not offer new development challenges, this age group is one of the groups that can have and really has the most noticeable and very fast benefits in terms of improving mood, communication, mobility, desire for socialization, etc. Given the time we live in, older people are mostly deprived of time spent with family to the extent they need it. Furthermore, few are able to design and actively refine their days and mostly reduce them to a monotonous and exhausting routine.
Working Fractal Method Drawing with the elderly involves, above all, activating neuroplasticity and emphasizing the neurological response to motor and color stimulation. It also conditions a certain type of time engagement that gives this age group a psychological stimulus and a real belief that they are about to significantly discover unknown areas they neither knew existed before. Also, they will have a quality impact on their daily lives: find new talents, encourage themselves in health challenges, evoke positive emotions and engage in the social environment in an active and positive way.
The work is recommended in groups, because it is possible to strengthen the social incentive that is perceived as the most important for this age group. In the case of people with severe neurological problems, it is possible and advisable to work in small groups or individually.