I purchased a ‘hands-on’ money kit from Dysphagia Plus years ago (I have since learned that the website has shut down but I’ve listed other kits to consider purchasing below). I chose this particular kit because of the realistic bills. I switched out the paper coins with real coins and now the materials are much more realistic.
For infection control, patients use antibacterial wipes or hand soap/ sanitizer prior to use of the kit and again when we finish.
The sky is the limit with one of these kits.
The WALC 7 Everyday Math Workbook for Language and Cognition as tons of calculation activities that can be modified for functional hands-on practice with this kit.
I created a variety of tasks to use with the kit. I’ve included one here – the receipt task for counting bills & change. I printed these fake receipts and laminated them. The receipts were made from a free template found at Sales Receipt Store
Task Idea #1:
Patients read their sales total and simply count out the correct amount for the purchase. OR Patients read the cost for each item and count out the correct amount for each one.
Task Idea #2:
Patients are given a predetermined amount of cash (higher than the total) and asked how much change they should expect back from the cashier. Calculators are optional.
Task Idea #3:
[For Groups] Patients take turns in role of cashier and customer – counting totals and giving change. Sometimes the focus of this group is social interaction or communication for patients with aphasia or motor speech deficits.
- Functional Cognition
- Financial Management & Budgeting
- Executive Functioning (initiation, reasoning, planning, self-monitoring)
- Comprehension and Expression
- Complex Functional Language
- Social interaction
Money Kits for Purchase
Do you have a similar money management kit? How do you incorporate it into your daily therapy sessions?