Children with additional needs and conditions such as autism often have poor gross motor skills and lack coordination and balance. Practising these skills through play can facilitate physical development and provide children with the abilities they need to explore and interact with the world around them.
Resistance products, such as resistance bands or body socks can work the muscles and stimulate the good hormones but also offers a sensory feedback to the body during movement. This is great for letting off a bit of steam or strengthening the core muscles. By using something like the Body Sock or the Stretch-Eze the user can also wrap the pressure around themselves to feel snug and supported.