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Self-Care Routines: How to Help Kids Who Struggle With Motor Skills

By The Understood Team

Kids who struggle with motor skills might have trouble with a skill called motor planning. This skill helps us remember the steps to do something and do them in order.

Trouble with motor planning can make it hard to do basic routines, like getting dressed or brushing teeth. (This can also be a problem for kids who struggle with .) But there are ways to help.

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Using a chart can help your child get better at everyday tasks. Watch the two-minute tutorial below for ideas. You can also download and print these picture charts for brushing teeth, washing hands, and getting dressed.

Brushing Teeth

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Washing Hands

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Getting Dressed

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