Originally Posted by Jaimee
Have you tried the "mountain climber's knot?" It's where you tie as usual, but before you pull it tight you wrap one of the loops through the hole again and then pull tight. It holds really well- like a double knot, but looks like a fancy single knot and is way easier to untie than a double- just pull as usual, but a little harder.
I'm going to practice this and show it to her. She might go for it. It may not meet her need for symmetry, though. She has to measure the loops and tails to ensure they are all the same length. If they aren't, she has to retie. You have to laugh or you'll cry.
I will say that when she was younger, maybe 3-4 yrs, we had a lot of luck with therapy. She did play therapy for social skills and OT for sensory issues. We also did the brushing thing to help her regulate. Unfortunately, we had to pay out of pocket for all of it. I've never been able to find a really good therapist that takes insurance. But those are things to keep in mind for sensory issues.
Okay, I have to brag on my dd1, though. She just found out this week that she is a Board Scholar! It's an award given to the top five fifth grade students at each elementary school in the county. It was based on grades, test scores, and an essay. It's the highest honor you can get in elementary, and I am so, so, so proud. Bragging over!
Her intense focus and determination can be difficult in certain areas of life (see all of above posts!), but have proven very helpful in a school setting.