Weighted Therapy Helps Calm Kids
Weighted therapy is a revolutionary and increasingly popular form of sensory therapy used to help children reduce stress. According to research cited by N. L. Vandenberg in 2001 (The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 55 (6), p. 621-628), weighted therapy decreases purposeless hyperactivity and increases functional attention to purposeful activity. Further research confirms that 5-10% of a person’s body weight is enough to produce a calming effect.
The use of weighted blankets and toys can have a tremendous influence on your child’s ability to concentrate and succeed, both academically and socially. It is a proven method of reinforcing positive behaviours and decreasing negative behaviours.
Life Skills 4 Kids offers these innovative products in a range of forms to meet the needs of each unique child. Our weighted therapy blankets and accessories are an aid to deep pressure touch stimulation (DPTS) which is believed to release chemicals in the brain that create a natural sense of calm. Using the products can be of particular benefit to children who become easily frustrated, agitated, angry, stressed, unfocussed, or unsettled.
Variety of Products and Designs
Shoulder neck bags, wheat bags and blankets are all designed to stimulate calm and reduce stress by introducing the appropriate weight for each user. They are an excellent addition to other programs and resources focused on developing sensory processing skills.
Life Skills 4 Kids strives to create and identify unique interactive tools and resources that are fun and appealing to children. That’s why our weighted therapy products come in a variety of styles, colours, and designs to make sure there’s a perfect product to meet your child’s needs. Weighted therapy products and resources should be a part of a balanced ‘sensory diet’ and used in conjunction with other behavioural strategies for maximum effectiveness.
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