OT Corner: Teaching Shoe Tying – A Tool
[Source: Starfish Therapies]
We are lucky enough to have an OT back on staff and we have been loving the collaboration and idea generation!
We have had quite a few kids come in that aren’t able to tie their shoes, and while velcro is an option, some of them want the shoes that have laces. So, in order to work on this skill she created a shoe tying board. It simplifies the task slightly so they can practice before applying it to their actual shoes. What is also great is she used two different materials for the laces. The pipe cleaner holds it form easier than a lace so the child can learn the
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