Thursday, August 1, 2019

Occupational Therapy: Dressing Skills

OT Treatment and Intervention Ideas for self-care, ADLS, Dressing

DIY Felt Pizza Button Board 
I turned this play pizza felt set from Target into a diy button board for occupational therapy! 
- Sew on buttons onto the slices of pizza
- Cut small slits into the pepperoni 
- Have the child button the pepperoni onto the pizza
- Match the number of pepperoni onto the tray

Materials used
- $3 Pizza Felt Set from Target
- A needle and thread 

DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Button Board 
Pizza vs. Burget tic-tac-toe! Added the buttons to turn this classic game into a motivating way to sneak in dressing skills. 

- Sew on buttons into each tic-tac-toe square
- Cut small slits into the pizza and burger pieces
- 3-in a row wins!

Materials used
- A needle and thread
- $3 Tasty Treats Felt Book
(More felt activities in booklet not shown here)

DIY Shoelacing Board

Amazingly easy and simple way to make your own lacing board to practice shoelace tying.

1. Take a file folder
2. Draw small holes equal distance apart
3. Poke out holes using sharp end of scissor
4. Take a plain shoelace
5. Color one half yellow and one half blue
6. Lace the shoelace onto the file folder

- The different colored laces provides a great visual cue
- It is always better to practice shoelacing first on a table in front of them rather than practicing first on their shoe

Step by step shoelace tying board, how to make a lacing board, how to tie your shoes


Free Developmental Milestones: Dressing Skills Checklist

Developmental Milestones for Dressing Skills: Ages 2-6 years old.
Summarized from the Occupational Therapy National Board Certification Exam Review Guide.

Dressing is probably one of the most important ADLs in a child's early life (aside from play). These are skills that will give the child a great sense of independence, and they will carry these skills with them for the rest of their lives. Here is a quick summary of some dressing developmental milestones according to age for your reference.


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