So, with an Aspie kid, the simplest of tasks can be a monumental under-taking. Like putting on your shoes. Or his shoes. Or her shoes. In any case, putting on shoes and going potty seem to be the 2 most challenging things we accomplish in the morning!
I’ve concocted a song to the tune of “Hokey Pokey” (you know that one, right? “You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out …”) that helps The Boy get excited about putting on his shoes and socks. It’s a little hokey (yes, pun intended,) but here’s how it goes:
You put your right thumb in,
You put your left thumb in,
You pull the sock apart and put your toes-ies in,
You scoot your toe-sies all the way down to the end,
That’s how you put you put your sock on!
You put your toes-ies in,
You put your heel in,
Wriggle your foot ’til it’s comfy and then
Strap your velcro to the sides again
That’s how you put your shoes on!