Self Care

  • Supporting your child's independence with self care is a life skill that can eventually save you a lot of time.  Self care can be anything from brushing teeth to shoe tying.  Please use this page as a reference for tools that we find helpful when helping children learn the motor skills necessary and importance of independence with self care.

    Shoe Tying:  Children typically learn to tie their shoes between Kindergarten and 2nd Grade.  This is a skill that requires both fine motor and visual perceptual skills.  Children with delays in this skill find shoe tying to be quite challenging. The use of bi-colored shoe laces can help children with visual discriminating the laces when learning to tie.  Bi-colored shoe laces can be purchased online or you can make them if you have a sewing machine.  Our favorite reference is a book called Shoe Tying Made Simple by Kelly Wilk.  The following websites provide demonstrations and videos that can be helpful:

    Shoe Tying Made Simple Resources

    Shoe Tying Video