The sensory compression pressure vest provides a deep pressure sensory support for kids with autism and sensory processing disorders and creates a warm, supportive hug for children who struggle with focus, stress, or anxiety.
The therapeutic pressure applied to the body is designed to help kids to stay more engaged and focused when things seem overwhelming or emotions run high. It provides a soothing comforting compression pressure to the upper body.
Designed to fit your torso comfortably, the smart design lets you adjust the fit to give you smooth, even pressure across the shoulders, chest, and stomach for a full upper-body hug. The Pressure Vest has two side and two shoulder Velcro closures. Hook-and-loop
closures on the shoulders and sides provide a wide range of adjustability.
The compression pressure vest provides the perfect balance of weight and comfort to make it easier to wear over or under clothing without limiting mobility, balance, or regular movement.
This vest is an effective tool that can be used as part of the Deep Pressure Therapy. Compression vests can be worn either for a short or long time depending on the advice given by the child’s therapist and the requirements of the child. .
The compression vest for kids is offered in 2 sizes:
- Small: 14 inches L * 24 inches W
- Medium: 17 inches L* 30 inches W
Please choose the best size to suit for your child, if you don't know which one will suit your child, please refer to the pictures and compare with the size against the measurement of your child’s shoulder to waist and chest measurements. The width is measured by taking the circumference of the torso.
What is Deep Pressure Therapy?
Deep pressure therapy is any intervention which relies on pressure that is exerted in most types of firm touch, such as hugging, cuddling, squeezing, stroking or holding someone. It is sometimes used as an intervention - either as part of sensory integrative therapy or as a technique in its own right - to help individuals with sensory sensitivity.
Clinical studies have supported what many allied health professionals, teachers and support workers have observed – deep pressure therapy can help calm children. A common symptom of sensory processing difficulties, attention disorders and autism spectrum disorders is high arousal levels or anxiety. Deep pressure therapy is commonly used by occupational therapists to help reduce arousal levels and anxiety or support “sensory modulation”. This is because this type of touch to the body can cause the release of certain brain chemicals (such as dopamine – the “pleasure” neurotransmitter), creates a parasympathetic response in the body (more relaxed, neutral state) and can reduce cortisol levels (the “stress” hormone). Deep pressure touch is also known to help increase our body awareness and over extended periods of time reduce hypersensitivity of the tactile system.
- This is not a weighted vest.
- These items may be worn as long as tolerated. Feedback indicates that most clients indicate when they want the vest to be put on or removed.
Make sure the strap is not too tight and make sure child has no breathing issue or feel uncomfortable.