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Helping Children Develop Self-Care Skills

November 2, 2021
What are types of self-care skills? As children learn and grow, they have a drive to be independent and do things on their own. One area that an occupational therapist address in childhood development are their activities of daily living (ADLs), also known as self-care skills. Self-care skills are skills that are required to manage… View Article

Teaching Your Child to Tie Their Shoes

June 17, 2021
Why is learning to tie shoes so important?   Parents typically think about tying shoes just before, or around Kindergarten. However, many children are around age 6 or older when they are ready to learn this task. This is because this task requires fine motor skills of dexterity, in-hand manipulation, and bilateral coordination. That is why… View Article

Best Way to Teach My Child How to Tie Shoes

July 31, 2020
The Best Way To Teach My Child How to Tie Their Shoes   Teaching your child to tie their shoes can be a long and frustrating task for parents.  Luckily our occupational therapists break it down into easy steps for caregivers to teach their children.  With a little practice and repetition, your child will be… View Article