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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sensory Processing Disorder: Weighted Products

Ian is a child who has low registration of senses in nature. This means he requires a higher volume and/or intensity of sensory input to meet his sensory needs. Children of this nature are typically low tone and require more input (intensity and duration) to meet their sensory needs. These children also usually crave "heavy work" and proprioceptive activites to learn where there body is in space.... such as constantly being in motion. Low registration tendencies also coincide with high pain tolerance.

Sensation avoiding may or may not tie into various senses. Sensory processing disorder can be the craving of sensory input (Ian) OR...... it can be avoiding sensory input. Ian does have sensory avoidance when it pertains to oral sensory processing.


Being used as a weighted vest and compression garment.  The weighted portion is folded underneath the vest itself.  This is usually for sitting activities.

Being used as a weighted vest and compression garment.  The weighted portion is folded underneath the vest itself.  This is usually for sitting activities.

Being used as a weighted garment only with the weighted portion hanging.  This is usually for upright activities.

Being used as a weighted garment only with the weighted portion hanging.  This is usually for upright activities.

Being used as a weighted garment only with the weighted portion hanging.  This is usually for upright activities.

Being used as a weighted vest and compression garment.  The weighted portion is folded underneath the vest itself.  This is usually for sitting activities.



The weights in Ian's vest are removable and can be used in combinations. The total of the weights is 3 pounds. This typically is more weight than needed for Ian's body weight, but was the best performance at OT/PT. The weights can all be removed and placed in the pockets where they are needed most.

**This vest is from Velvasoft**
Velvasoft

Ian also enjoys his weighted blanket.  He likes to sleep with it at night and hugs it during nap time too.  The blanket is quilted with Poly pellets in each compartment.  There is no stuffing.  The design of the blanket is based on weighted proportions for the child's size and the desired area size of the blanket.  Orange is one of his favorite colors.  The blanket can go in the washer and dryer on regular settings.  The colors stays vibrant.  The company has custom made and premade blankets available.

Peek-a-boo

Watching a movie

Having fun with my new blankie
**This weighted blanket is from DreamCatcher**

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