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Weighted Body Warmer (Adult)

Weighted Body Warmer (Adult)

Manufactured by Autism Resources South Africa

Shipped in approximately 40 to 50 days.

Regular price R 579.00 ZAR
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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 or Denim both sides.

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.

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Vicky

This is a really great product however it is a little bit uncomfortable to wear as all the weight bags sink to the bottom of the jacket around the waist area. I have modified it a bit and now it sits really well and it gives me the proprioceptive input that I need