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Getting dressed

Each child develops in their own way. We have given some ideas to help your child to increase their independence with dressing.

What can you do to help

Begin with starting point, then click the green text for next steps and so on. Slowly reduce the help as each step becomes easier.

Begin with undressing

• To help with balance, encourage your child to sit down to take off clothing

• Elasticated waistbands on shorts/trousers/skirts are easier to pull down

• Loose fitting clothing is easier .

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  • Backward chaining

  • Getting ready

  • Comfort

  • Dressing for children with one side affected

How we can help

We hope this information will provide you with ideas to break each area of the activity into achievable steps.

If your child continues to have difficulties, please call us on 0300 029 5050, phone us on our ADVICE LINE or ask your child's school, nursery or health professional to complete a referral form and send it to us.

For professionals: Referral forms can be found on the 'contact us' page

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