snaps/buttons and how to modify for child after toileting, in school OT…?

I have a 7 year old needing help with snapping or buttoning his pants after toileting. 

Yes, they can aim for elastics or easier versions when possible. Yes, we can work on the skills using easier methods. But for right now, my question is modifications while still keeping the snaps or buttons. Full fine motor control overall, but perhaps some strength/positioning/need for visuals, etc, affecting his ability. 

I read some modifications on http://askville.amazon.com/Helping-kids-snap-jeans/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=17969460 in terms of using baby oil/wax etc to try and make the snapping easier so that can be a start. I haven’t seen him do it yet as it was reported so I’m not sure where exactly the problem lies. 
For buttons, I keep feeling like I’ve seen a very cheap/easy/genius way of doing it for jeans, something to do with looping the button rather than actually buttoning it. But I did a bunch of searches and didn’t find an easy answer. I’m sure I could eventually find one but in the interest of time I thought maybe somebody could comment on either a thought or experience.
Thanks!! 
Karen
Sep 17, 2013 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 4

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