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Cognitive Activities - Long Word/Short Word

Long Word /Short Word
Submitted by Penelope Langan of Samuel Field YMYWHA, Queens, NY on January 22, 2002

Size: up to 20

Equipment: large board to write on in front of group

Objective: Participants use cognitive skills to identify new words

Description: Write a very long word up at the top of a large ""chalk"" board i.e.""PERSONIFICATIONS"". Have the participants call out new words that can be made from the long word, using three or more of the letters (example: person, note, price, etc.). Write them all down as they're called out and see how many they can come up with. We've made it to 100 with great excitment.

" I work with people who have dementia at the beginning to middle stages. This activity gives everyone a chance to participate without any individual being put on the spot."


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