If you or your child has autism, anxiety or a sensory processing disorder, your doctor or occupational therapist may have recommended a weighted blanket as a way to help manage the symptoms. Created to mimic the benefits of deep touch pressure therapy, weighted blankets have been shown to help ease anxiety, increase oxytocin in the brain and help individuals with sensory processing disorders feel more relaxed.
For adults and children with sensory processing disorder, everyday stimuli can be overwhelming and even a source of pain. When those around you don't seem to get bothered by routine noises, light and touch, it can be difficult to make others understand just how disruptive sensory processing disorder can be.
Are you planning a much-needed getaway? Whether you're riding or flying, travel and anxiety often go hand in hand. From tight, confined spaces to the hustle and bustle of highways and airports, it's normal to feel anxious any time you leave home.
In today's busy world, just about everyone can use help with focus and concentration. It's easy to get distracted by email, phones and constant texts. For people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or sensory processing disorders, the inability to "turn off" the outside world can be immensely challenging.
From using a weighted blanket to help with ADHD or concentration, to kicking the social media habit, here are eight tips to help you focus on your daily tasks.
If your child has a sensory processing disorder, your occupational therapist or other health professional may have recommended a weighted vest. In kids who experience sensory overload or difficulties with proprioception — awareness of their body in relation to the world around them — a weighted vest may help increase their body awareness. Weighted vests may also help reduce sensory overload. We explain what weighted vests do and how you can order one today.