Weighted Body Warmer (Adult)
The first of our weighted jackets! A bit more stylish than a regular weighted vest.
A weighted jacket is normally worn over clothing with extra weight added within the jacket. Traditionally weighing between 5% to 10% of a person’s body weight, weighted jackets provide proprioceptive input using deep pressure which sends signals to the brain which, as a result, helps a person feel calm and increase focus.
Although it might not apply to everyone with autism, a weighted jacket is said to provide the following benefits:
- Create calmness
- Increase focus and concentration
- Decrease stimming
- Reduce anxiety
- Provide better body awareness
- Encourage self-regulation
Manufactured with a denim outer shell and a soft fleece inner lining.
Due to the absence of scientific evidence that weighted jackets work, it’s important to observe someone with autism while wearing one - especially if they have limited communication skills. If uncomfortable or no improvement is seen, then it’s best not to use it. It is also worth mentioning that wearing a weighted jacket may not work unless it is supported by other methods provided by an occupational therapist.
Please note that all our custom made items are made specially for each person by order and can take about 10 - 20 days more or less! We do not do refunds on this item as it is custom-made specially for you!