The science behind weighted blankets and vests is called Deep Touch Pressure (DTP). It’s one of the reasons a hug feels good: gentle, distributed pressure on the body.
Parents have long observed a calming effect that these weighted items can have on children with autism and sensory issues. This article at FriendshipCircle describes five benefits a child can gain from using a weighted blanket or vest:
- Improved sleep
- Improved focus in the classroom
- Reduced Anxiety
- Calming Meltdowns
- Easing Transitions
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