A now a few words on praxis from Speech2U.
A few months ago I went out after dinner with an occupational therapist friend of mine. We spent the night catching up and geeking out on therapy techniques. She was describing a class she had taken on Ideational Praxis. I found an article online called, “A Theoretical Model of Ideation in Praxis” by Theresa May-Benson, M.S., OTR/L.
For example, I’m pretty sure I was still riding my Big Wheel into grade school because I couldn’t ride my bike. And I once made the mistake of jumping out of a pedal boat to use the lake’s facilities. Only to realize that I couldn’t figure out how to climb back into the boat. My friend and I pulled the boat while swimming and tried to wave down other boaters-but they just waved back. I think we were swimming for at least 30 minutes before some kids told their parents they thought we were in trouble (I was…) and the parents rescued us. I made myself practice climbing onto the dock for the rest of the afternoon and was finally able to figure out how to get up onto the pedal boat the next day. You are probably picturing a cute 10 year old Speech2U. But really I was 32.