ERIC Number: ED172488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Help Clothing for Children Who Have Physical Disabilities. Revised.
Hotte, Eleanor Boettke
Intended for parents and teachers of the physically handicapped, the booklet reviews the present clothing picture and provides suggestions for solving clothing and dressing problems. In an initial section addressed to parents the chapters cover the need for children to function independently, selection of the person and timing for training in self-dressing, and guidelines for meeting the clothing and dressing needs of the child. The next group of chapters includes sections with the following headings: why are clothes important to a child; what kind of clothing should you and your child select; what size do you buy; what fabrics do you buy; will it wear well; and what are the child's needs (regarding underwear, footwear, sleepwear, tops and bottoms, dresses, outerwear, swimwear, and helping children help themselves). A final section offers tips for teaching dressing skills and suggestions for easier dressing. A list of readings and resources on aids to independent living for the handicapped is also included. Illustrations are provided throughout the booklet. (SBH)
Descriptors: Clothing, Clothing Design, Guidelines, Normalization (Handicapped), Physical Disabilities, Self Care Skills
National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults, 2023 West Ogden, Chicago, Illinois 60612 ($1.50 plus $0.75 postage and handling; 1-5 copies, $1.50 each; 6-24 copies, $1.45 each; 25-99 copies, $1.35 each; 100 or more copies, $1.25 each plus postage and handling charges that decrease with quantities)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Zeta Tau Alpha, Evanston, IL.; Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation, Evanston, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Chicago, IL.