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Weighted Jackets

Weighted Jackets for Autism.

 

The deep pressure provided by weighted jackets has a "calming and organising" effect on the body's proprioceptive system.

Our stylish hoodies, gillets and fleece jackets not only provide sensory feedback but they do not stand out as a therapeutic aid, allowing them to be worn without drawing unwanted attention!. A great help to those with autism, ADHD, and Aspergers.   Weighted jackets ae often recommended by Occupational Therapists to increase attention span and reduce hyperactivity often seen in children with autism, ADHD, sensory and learning difficulties.    Sensory Direct weighted vests are made in the UK and are CE approved and meet the requirements as a Class 1 Medical Device as defined by the Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Authority.   The weighted jackets contain seven pockets for the insertion of weights.  Two are in the shoulders and five around the waist.- the hoody has an additional weight pocket in the hood.   All weights are removable allowing you to tailor the weighted jacket to your own preference.    

Our weighted jackets are often used in the classroom to reduce excessive fidgetting and help sensory seekers to stay focussed for longer.   They can also be used where there is a lot of sensory input to help prevent meltdowns.   We recommend that a weighted jacket is worn for 30-40 minutes at a time - there should be some "carry over" effect as the benefit of the weight will still be felt after the weighted jacket is removed.      

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