If you’ve been following the Functional Skills for Kids series this year, then you know the wealth of information that has been shared. Each month, the team of OT and PT bloggers have broken down a functional task into it’s development, necessary components, and strategies for increasing independence. This month brings buttons, snaps, buckles, and the ultimate guide to independence with clothing fasteners.
Check out the links below to find everything you need to help kids with management of clothing fasteners with increased independence. From pincer grasp to shoulder girdle stabilization and sensory processing to visual motor skills, children have a lot of precursors to master before they can independently put on their jacket or managing their clothing in the school bathroom.
The Ultimate Guide to Independence with Clothing Fasteners
When Can Kids Learn to Button and Zip? | Mama OT
Clothing Fasteners and Gross Motor Skill Development | Your Therapy Source Inc
How to Adapt Buttoning and Zipping for Your Child | Miss Jaime OT
Learning How To Use Buttons, Snaps, Zippers, and Buckles Through Play | Growing Hands-On
rel=”nofollow”Tips to Teach Kids to Zip and Button | The Inspired Treehouse
Clothing Fasteners and Sensory Processing | Sugar Aunts
The Visual Motor Aspect of Buttons and Zippers | Therapy Fun Zone