Brushing our teeth, tying our shoes, and buttoning a shirt are commonplace daily activities for most of us. However, not everyone finds these tasks to be simple. At Giant Leaps, we have successfully worked with many children who have difficulty learning these skills.
In order to facilitate learning for the child, we break down each targeted activity into easy-to-learn steps. In addition to using sensory integrative and biomechanical strategies, we may incorporate cognitive strategies, role modeling, pictures of the child performing each step, environmental cues, and repetition to foster independence in activities of daily living.