special need child

Exceptional Families with Exceptional Kids

by Christopher Auer

 

Life Skills Toys

Life skills are the skills and activities a person may use throughout their life. An example would be tying your shoes, brushing your teeth, or taking a shower.

How do life skills differ for a child with special needs?

A child’s life skill needs depend on what they may be having trouble with.

  • If a child has a problem with feeding themselves activities such as scooping up small objects they find in a bowl/shallow box of rice can help them with their coordination while remaining a fun activity.
  • Children who need help with zipping or buttoning can practice on shirts with large buttons a buttonhole.

Improving Coordination

  • Balls
  • Frisbees
  • Adaptive Therapeutic Bikes

Cognition

  • Stacking blocks with numbers
  • Lace and trace
  • Leap Frog Learning Table
  • A variety of Melissa and Doug Toys

 

Christopher Auer

Christopher R. Auer is the Board President of the KID (Knowledge in Development) Foundation, founded by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D.,OTR and was appointed by the Governor of Colorado to the Interagency Coordinating Council , which oversees disability services to children birth to three throughout the state. He is the parent of three incredible children, one of whom is diagnosed with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder. Chris is also a sibling to person with an autistic spectrum disorder.
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