The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD-NOS)
Not quite Asperger’s and not quite autism. Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) is the diagnosis given when none of the autistic spectrum disorders are clearly present.
A child with PDD-NOS shares similar symptoms of autism, such as problems socializing, language deficiencies, and sensory processing difficulties, but doesn’t have the level of function someone with Asperger’s maintains.
The noticeable differences of a child with PDD-NOS are observing fewer repetitive behaviors and a later onset age. Like autism and Asperger’s, a child with PDD-NOS could benefit from the comfort and peace that comes with the use of a Mosaic Weighted Blanket®.
Restlessness and anxiety arise almost every day in the life of a PDD-NOS child. Behavioral therapy can help teach the child coping skills for moments of stress or hyperactivity, but many families have sworn by the calming effect of a weighted blanket.
Quality fabric encases added weight that provides your child with deep pressure touch stimulation, which provides a sense of security and stability. like a hug from Mom or Dad. While the child enjoys the peace of mind, his body begins producing serotonin, which can quickly transform into melatonin, a natural hormone that promotes sleep.
Mosaic Weighted Blankets® take into account your child’s needs when designing a custom blanket that is durable enough to last through many meltdowns.