Assisting with Dressing

Assisting with Dressing 

Routines such as eating, bathing, and getting dressed are essential to daily life. However, there are times when individuals will need the help of others to complete these tasks. As a direct support professional, or DSP, you need to know how to help others dress so that you can do so as the need arises. In this course, you will learn about assisting with dressing and undressing as well as how to promote independence while assisting with dressing.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-AD
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2025
Learning Objectives:
List the steps involved in assisting an individual with undressing and dressing.
Identify strategies to use when assisting individuals with disabilities with dressing or undressing.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Undressing and Dressing

Activities of Daily Living

Assisting People with Disabilities



Promoting Independence


Undressing Steps

Undressing Upper Body Garments

Undressing Lower Body Garments


Dressing Lower Body Garments

Dressing Upper Body Garments


Medical Equipment

Important Reminders


Section 3: Conclusion


Course Contributors



Instructor: Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP
Katy Kunst received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master of Business Administration from Elon University. She has 14 years of experience serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their supporters, including roles as direct support professional, program director, and training facilitator. She has created and facilitated training on topics including non-violent crisis interventions, person-centered planning, cultural competence, quality service delivery, regulatory compliance, and a variety of topics related to IDD services. Disclosure: Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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