Our Sensory Hugs Weighted "V" Deep Pressure Vests combine the benefits of compression and deep pressure to the chest and shoulders with the added feature of weights that provide deep pressure to the shoulders, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Unlike other compression weighted vests which insert the weights around the lower torso, the Sensory Hugs weighted "v" deep pressure vests incorporate channels across both the entire front and back of the vests providing evenly distributed weights across both sides.
The vest can be worn without the weights for deep pressure only or simply slide in the weights into the channels sewn into the vests to provide additional sensory input. Weights are easily added and removed from the vest.
The deep pressure vest is designed to be pulled snug to the clients' body, providing proprioceptive deep pressure feedback, stability and skills, evenly over the chest and waist. A new neck design also gives added support along the chest area.
Constructed with "Airprene" which is perforated throughout the rubberized layer of fabric, allowing the torso to "breath" eliminating or reducing the problem of overheating, the vests are designed with Velcro on the sides and shoulders allowing for easy adjustments, plenty of growth, and comfort.
The concept of the deep pressure sensory vest is based on the sensory integration therapy technique of deep pressure. Deep pressure is often used to assist the child to self-calm and relax so that sensory stimulus can be processed. The use of a weighted vest provides the child with unconscious information from the muscles and joints.
Children who are easily distracted, hyperactive and lacking in concentration respond positively to the "hugging" sensation a vest provides. Therapists have found that adding additional weights to the torso or shoulders of the vest may also assist with reflex maturity, body position awareness and coordination, balance, eye/hand coordination, spatial perception and hearing and speaking skills. Because of these anecdotal outcomes, many therapists working with children are recommending the use of a weighted vest.
Adjustable: Our deep pressure sensory vests have full Velcro adjustment on both shoulders and across the back to allow for a proper fit in the both the length, chest and torso.
This unique design allows increased adjustments in size due to the material and Velcro combination. The measurements stated below are the widest possible dimensions, and are given to determine the best size for each client, however for smaller clients, a greater decrease in size is obtained by increasing the side and shoulder closures.
NOTE: 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. These vests were designed with two separate sides, allowing the therapist to adjust and vary the dimensions of each vest to meet the needs of a number of different clients. The front section comes in a variety of colors; the back section is black.
No color choice.
Sensory Hugs Weighted "V" Deep Pressure Vests Specifications:
||15" - 20"W x 12"L
||21" - 24"W x 14"L
||25" - 30"W x 17"L
||31" - 36"W x 20"L
||37" - 42"W x 24"L
||43" - 48"W x 26"L
||49" - 54"W x 30"L