Clothing Management Adaptations
By: Carmen Willings
Updated April 7, 2020
Independence in dressing is an important skill for everyone including individuals who are blind or visually impaired. It may take longer to master these skill but it is essential to encourage independence and avoid the urge to do the task for the person in a rush to complete the activity. It is also important for the individual to develop clothing management skills.
Students will need to learn methods for marking their clothes to make it easier to identify and select them. There are methods that can be used for braille readers as well as non-braille methods. Whatever method is used, place the pins or indicators in an inconspicuous location. Keep a master list of your coding system in an accessible format.
Dresser Drawer Organization
Keeping clothing organized is an important skill for students to learn. When setting up the student's drawers, it may be easier to designate drawers for particular kinds of clothing.
Sock Locks are GREAT for keeping like colored socks together when doing laundry! It can be difficult for students with low vision to have a difficult time discriminating blues and blacks and other similar shades as well as for students who are blind.
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