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FUN AND FUNCTION
Great website for long lasting, non-toxic chewies, hand fidgets, pressure and weighted vests, weighted animals and lap pads.
Mesh Pressure Vest
This pressure vest is great for kids who need gentle pressure throughout their day. For example kids are described as "always on the go", "bulls in a china shop", "constantly moving", or "play too rough". These kids are always trying to find the boundaries of their bodies, so are always crashing or bumping into things. The mesh material prevents these kiddos from sweating.
Weighted Denim Jacket
This weighted denim jacket is a favorite for kids who want weight rather than pressure against their bodies. Great for kids who are described as "always on the go", "bulls in a china shop", "constantly moving", or "play too rough". These kids are always trying to find the boundaries of their bodies, so are always crashing or bumping into things. The jean fabric makes the vest works with any outfit.
Kids love to wear the soft terrycloth wristbands, which are made from super absorbent cotton. The no-mess wristbands absorb drool and keep sleeves dry. They fit snugly and look cool, too! Good for moderate chewers who prefer softer materials rather than plastic chews. Helps reduce anxiety, biting, self injury, and sensory seeking behaviors.
Great calming tool for bedtime routine. The soft bristles of these brushes provide a therapeutic combination of deep pressure and tactile stimulation to help self-regulate, calm down and improve focus. When used properly as part of brushing therapy program, benefits may include decreased fear or discomfort from being touched and improved self-regulation during daily activities. Can be used for the Wilbarger Brushing Protocol.
Soft, yet dense bristles provide sensory input for calming
Use in brushing therapy program to help decrease tactile defensiveness and anxiety.
At the OT National conference, I came across the softest, most evenly distributed weighted blanket out there! Created by two moms, the have fashionable weighted shawls, capes, sashes, lap pads, you name it. They report unprecedented two-inch weight distribution provides more points of nerve contact and more efficient release of serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins.
Everyone deserves to feel CapeAble; lush minky fabrics, magnetic closures for any ability, premium quality construction, versatile applications, and easy care. I purchased the Coach Blanket, which everyone in my family cuddles under :)
Check out the website CapeAble Sensory Products.