Teach Your Child With Autism How To Tie Their Shoes

How to Teach Your Child with Autism to Tie Their Shoes

Raising a child with autism definitely has its challenges, but there’s something about tying shoes in our household that is extremely frustrating for our son.  He’s about to turn 10 and still has no interest in tying shoes, doesn’t want to learn, and when he tries he becomes extremely upset and we may see a shoe fly across the room.

I’m on a mission! I want to help Mikey overcome this frustration.  So I’ve scouted the internet and found two great resources and I’m going to share them with you today.

I have to give a shout out to the Unstoppable Mother blog! This mother came up with such an easy method to tying shoes! I seriously can’t believe I didn’t think of this. Watch the video and try it with your child. It’s really that easy.

Another idea is to actually purchase the U-Lace No Tie laces.  These laces give the shoe a laced sneaker look, but acts as a slip-on.  These can be purchased through amazon.

Trying the U-Lace laces or the Unstoppable Mother method are great for those kiddos who want some independence, but still struggle. These methods also benefit those who can become seriously frustrated and have no desire to learn.

I wish you the best of luck with helping your child learn to tie shoes. Shout out if you try the video and let me know if it worked!  We’ll be trying this video for sure.

Watch for an upcoming video by Mikey next week! Hopefully he’ll be showing off his tying abilities.


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