Autism Services-Products/Weighted Vests

By: Autism Services  09-12-2011
Keywords: autism

Individuals with autism, Asperger's or other disorders involving problems with sensory integration, who have difficulty focusing or are easily distracted, hyperactive, and lacking in concentration have been found to respond positively to the additional weight and pressure provided by a therapeutic vest.

Children and youth with autism have been found to benefit from consistent resistive or deep-touch input in order to enhance their sensory awareness.

Use of this product can provide a calming effect on an individual with sensory processing difficulties, and has been shown to produce an increase in attention to task and decrease in self-stimulatory behaviours.

Intervention with a therapeutic weighted vest can also prove beneficial for various gross motor activities (jumping, running, or aerobic activity) by increasing body awareness.

Weighted Vest should always be used under the supervision and direction of a licensed Occupational Therapist.

Keywords: autism

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