How a “Sharpie” can provide independence

As smart as Elliott is he still struggled with putting his shoes on the correct foot.

For whatever reason it was something that just wouldn’t click. So I decided to help him gain a bit more independence the other day and it has worked out quite well.

I took a dark pinkish red Sharpie and colored a small oval on outside of each shoe on the sole, as pictured below.

Elliott now has zero problems putting his shoes on the correct foot and can now get himself completely dressed.

I thought I would share this little trick in case you are having similar issues and haven’t tried this yet. It worked well for us. By the time we replace his shoes for the new school year he should have it down to a science.

Hope this helps someone.

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Batty

Great idea~we have LOTS of executive function issues here, so anything that helps break down tasks into manageable bits or cues for making a task easier are always appreciated!   
Karen

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