The child or adolescent
should stand on the footplate of the stadiometer without shoes. The individual
is positioned with heels close together, legs straight, arms at sides,
shoulders relaxed. Ask the child to inhale deeply and to stand fully erect
without altering the position of the heels. Make sure that the heels do
not rise off the foot plate.
Lower the perpendicular
headpiece snugly to the crown of the head with sufficient pressure to
compress the hair. Hair ornaments, buns, braids, etc. must be removed
to obtain an accurate measurement.