The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for CHARGE Syndrome Patients
CHARGE syndrome is an acronym for Coloboma, Heart, Atresia of the Choanae, Retardation of Growth and Development, Genital and Urinary Anomalies, and Ear Anomalies.
This rare disorder, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S., is exemplified by a collection of malformations involving multiple organ systems that occur during fetal development.
Varying greatly from child to child, symptoms can include deafness, blindness, breathing difficulties, and delayed cognitive development. With early intervention and occupational and physical therapy, along with a team of medical professionals, parents can dramatically improve their child’s quality of life and encourage independence.
Physical and psychological treatments can be boosted with the help of a Mosaic Weighted Blanket ®. Physically, a child with CHARGE syndrome requires guidance to improve mobility, promote self-care skills, and relieve muscle tension. Weighted blankets make use of deep pressure touch stimulation to relax muscles and contribute to body awareness.
Often fatigued due to the condition, a child's aches and pains can be moderated by deep pressure. Emotional stress is frequent in CHARGE children due to the lack of communication abilities and sensory deficits.
Mosaic Weighted Blankets® provide a pleasurable feeling of security, while increasing the production of serotonin and endorphins, which allows the child to feel content. Made with quality fabric of your choosing and weighted specifically for your child, you can give your child peace of mind, body, and spirit with a Mosaic Weighted Blanket®.