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Children with disabilities are often affected by the sights, sounds, smells and activity around them. After a long school bus ride, a hectic cafeteria breakfast, and the bustle of morning preparations, many children have little patience left for school. One way to help calm and focus children is through sensory experiences. Soothing music, massage, brushes, compression vests, lotion, scents, and other sensory aids are gathered on a special cart. Occupational Therapists bring this cart into a…

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Weighted Compression Vest

This weighted compression vest provides steady pressure to anyone who needs help focusing. Great for anyone with autism or sensory processing issues.

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Weighted Compression Vest

Our exclusive vests combine weight and pressure to help kids stay calm and focused in the classroom.

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Special Needs weighted vest. Don't need to spend 60-100 dollars. This one cost me about $5 to make. Vest was a 75 cent garage sale find, double knit used for inside pockets (sewed top like overlap pillow back) and weights are sandwich bags and modeling clay.

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Different kids have different sensory needs and different ways that compression, pressure, or weight can help manage behaviors associated with autism, aspergers, adhd, or spd. For a sensory seeker, compression or weight can have a calming effect. Compression can be highly therapeutic for a sensory under responder by awakening deep receptors in the muscle joints. For sensory overresponders who may be easily stressed or anxious, pressure or weight can calm them down.

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