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Stair Masters!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff




Gooo-ing up!

Always teach going up before teaching coming down. It is easier to master, safer, and will build skills needed for safe going down. Stay right behind them the entire time. It's for safety, but also many children find a light touch comforting and encouraging.
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Occupational Therapy: Self Dressing Skills: Snakey and the Jumbo Music Block

Children with general developmental delays can be slow to learn to dress themselves. Learning how to dress yourself makes a real difference in the personal independence of a child, but it's not all that easy to learn. A good way to learn is to start by learning how to UNDO on a toy in front of you. Then practice doing the fastenings up. When the oversized fastenings on the toy are mastered, try doing fastenings up on someone else, and only then on yourself, which is hardest. Then watch your child enjoy not needing to ask for help!

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