Our OT suggested a weighted pressure vest for Sean last week, as we start to get a handle on his SPD. The effect has been dramatic. The weekend was great, and even with only a day in the vest last week, his teachers already noticed improvements.
It just grounds him (which I suppose is funny, given what it is), but man what an effect; not a different kid, but him, at his best.
Most importantly, he likes it.
Why Weighted Sensory Pressure Vests Have a Calming Effect for Children – Day 2 Day Parenting
Sensory pressure vests provide constant, even deep pressure to children when their body is craving this important calming and organizing proprioceptive input. Pressure vests promote self-calming, balance, and increased body awareness by enhancing proprioceptive feedback. Children with proprioceptive and tactile integration dysfunction benefit from the sensory feedback they receive when wearing the vest, because it gives the child the input … R…
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So like Temple Grandin and her squeeze machine.
+Stan Pedzick Kind of! (Or certainly related.) They actually have one of those at the school Sean's starting with in January. A public school – hooray for funding.
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