Why A Weighted Vest?
Many children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or who are on the spectrum for Autism, or who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD can benefit from a weighted vest.
Weighted Vests can help promote
When should we use a weighted vest?
When to start
What are the benefits/downsides to using a weighted vest?
Weighted deep pressure vest helps the child to relax and feel calm. Based on sensory integration techniques, added weight and pressure provide unconscious information from muscles resulting in a relaxing calming effect on children with SPD, ADD/ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Weighted vests, lap pads and weighted blankets are recommended by the occupational therapy community as a tool that can help with sensory integration at home and at school.