Where to begin:

To teach a dressing skill, a technique called backward chaining is used. It is a way of teaching your child a new skill. It involves teaching the last step first. First teach your child the entire process of a dressing skill, then leave the last part or parts for them to complete. Try to keep the process exactly the same so your child learns the routine.

Technique:

The skill of zipping-up is broken down into step below:

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