Clothing woes

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Clothing woes
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Thu, 03-18-2010 - 10:38am
Does anyone else's PDD NOS kid show a total failure to dress himself? I mean, the clothes go on but it's details like tucking in jeans pockets and wearing his own t-shirt (size medium) instead of my husband's (size 4X) or mine (with lace on the collar) or figuring out that clothes do not go on inside out and backwards. He just doesn't notice. Is this common? I'm feeling especially exasperated this morning.
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In reply to: just_elsa
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 10:43am
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Thu, 03-18-2010 - 11:37am

No diagnoses here yet, but my soon to be 5 yo needs help getting dressed and undressed still.

Spring bird
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In reply to: just_elsa
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 11:46am
My PDD-NOS DS is 9 and puts his shirt on backwards half the time. The heels of his socks are always in the wrong place and his hoods are always tucked in the back of the coat or sweatshirt. Pockets are usually hanging out as well. He doesn't seem to get it either - sigh.
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Registered: 03-09-2009
In reply to: just_elsa
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 12:45pm
I usually lurk here as my DS has been "only" dx with ADHD (but he has so many Aspie-type traits...). My DS (turning 13 next month) is very much like yours. Pockets hanging out, fly down, shirt either backwards or inside out (and occasionally both at the same time), shoes on the wrong feet, pants partially tucked into socks, shirt/coat collar tucked under/inside itself. And don't get me started on the personal hygiene *sigh* ...
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In reply to: just_elsa
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 12:47pm

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Same sitch for my almost 13 yr old after he uses the toilet. Pants twisted and waistband all messed up.

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In reply to: just_elsa
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 1:14pm
YES. He generally gets them on facing the right way, and right side out these days, but he pays no attention whatsoever to sizing. He'll come out with his brothers high watered pants, and a tee-shirt 3 sizes to big, and be like "what?" when we point it out. If it's comfortable to him, that's about all he notices.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: just_elsa
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 8:48pm

Oh yeah, same for us.

                                

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Fri, 03-19-2010 - 1:23am

BTDT here too!

Molly
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Fri, 03-19-2010 - 2:41pm

Thanks, everyone. It was just one of those mornings. My boy is very high functioning which is of course a blessing but sometimes it makes his ASD behaviors seem like they ought to be controllable. Because he does so well on most things the ones that are challenges feel deliberate or lazy... even though I know they're not. I struggle some days with "you're so smart- why can't you dress yourself!" mentality.


Sometimes it's just good to hear that it's not just me and my kid. It's "normal". :)

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In reply to: just_elsa
Fri, 03-19-2010 - 9:49pm

My five year old, who does not have a dx (yet), is the total opposite of not careing.

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