Clothing for girls with specified physical handicaps Public Deposited

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  • Six dresses were developed for physically handicapped girls, ranging in age from six to 14 years. The girls had such handicaps as stiffened joints, paralyzed or incoordinated legs, hands, and fingers, and involuntary movements of the body and extremities. Most of the girls wore corrective appliances which added strain and wear to their garments. The dresses were designed to accommodate the specific handicaps of each girl and incorporated self-help, comfort, and becomingness. They were made to resemble, as much as possible, dresses worn by normal girls. The dresses were constructed for trial testing and were worn by girls at the Children's Hospital School in Eugene, Oregon, and by girls at the University Hospital School for Severely Handicapped Children in Iowa City, Iowa. A subjective questionnaire was used by mothers and Occupational Therapists in evaluating the dresses on appearance, comfort, self-help, and durability. Following the trial testing, the dresses were sent to Mrs. Helen Cookman, Executive Director of Clothing Research and Development Foundation Incorporated, for further evaluation. It was found that no single design was suitable for all girls and that design features needed to be related to the specific handicaps of the child. However, certain features were found to be helpful to many of the girls: over-the-head styles with no fasteners; coat style dresses with plackets extending below the waist; underarm gussets; moderately full skirts; and bodices and skirts made of a double thickness of fabric.
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