I have prescribed weighted vests when working with children with Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Weighted products may also benefit children with ADHD, anxiety, depression or other mental health difficulties.
Weighted vests or blankets may be used at various times throughout a day. It is not recommended that they are used continuously all day. A weighted vest or blanket may be used as a part of a sensory diet providing gentle deep pressure at chosen times (eg. during reading on the floor, during homework time, at night during sleep, etc).
"A weighted vest or blanket is used to provide a sense of calm or
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