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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Snapping Buttons

I have tried to show Kayla how to snap the buttons on her pants/shorts, to no avail. She had trouble lining the buttons up correctly so they would snap together, and if she did get that part then she wouldn't, or couldn't, use enough strength in her fingers to push them together hard enough to snap.

One day while we were on vacation this was my Facebook status: "When your 7 yo child has special needs, which means low muscle tone that makes some fine motor skills difficult, you get all excited and stuff when they can finally snap the button on their shorts without any help whatsoever. Just sayin."

Yes, there was much celebrating going on the day Kayla pulled up her shorts, lined those 2 button pieces up, and snapped them together! I wish I could have captured the look of pride and accomplishment on her face over this milestone! Every time she would snap it again she would get such a satisfied look on her face and say, "I did it!"

I guess we won't be hearing her come out of the bathroom saying, "I need help with my button please."

Now to work on that shoe-tying thing!

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7 comments:

Our Family said...

fantastic. :)

Beth said...

YAY Kayla!!! And she should be proud of herself!!!!!

Cammie Heflin said...

Way to go Kayla! I can just picture that amazing smile on her face :)

Bailey's Leaf said...

Hooray on the buttons! Sometimes the little accomplishments are the biggest!

As for shoe tying, the book "What Will I Do If I Can't Tie My Shoe?" worked for us. My daughter ties with bunny ears, but she ties them herself. Works for me!

stephanie said...

WOO HOO!!! Way to go Sweetie!

Little Smartie Pants... get it? :/ hehe

Bonita said...

Go, Kayla, Go!

Mom24 said...

Yay Kayla!!!