Looking for P2P experiences....positive behavioral implementations and of course our failures((those help others find what works quicker!!!)) thanks in advance for your advice...and have a blessed and safe weekend with your kiddos!
My adult son (24 years of age) has trouble functioning in basic life skills. He has extremely poor short term memory. He is forgetful, loses, misplaces things. He says he does not "track" and cannot perform ordinary, mundane tasks as others do. He is very troubled by this and is searching for answers to this problem.
We recently discovered at my sons new school that he benefits amazingly from deep pressure therapy. It helps him curb meltdowns and focus better. I've seen a few online sites with products but they get pretty expensive. He is 13 and wouldn't like a vest or anything noticeable if he used it in public. We really need to find something to use at home because we are still having many meltdowns there.
Hello all! I am looking into getting a pressure vest for my 3 year old son. Are all pressure vests created equal? Can anybody tell me what brand to get and which ones to stay away from? Also, any parent that has used one for their child, does it help? My son has a hard time paying attention during his ABA sessions and is always holding his hand in front of his face.....Any other suggestions?! Thank you!!!!
My nonverbal 3 year old is very hard to keep dressed. The only thing we can guarantee that he will keep on is zippered, footed pajamas because he hasn't figured out the zipper yet. He can undo the buttons on overall straps now :( so that is no longer a viable choice. I've tried all types of materials/textures, fits(snug and loose), tag-less versions(or tag removed), massage, deep pressure, etc. I've read about everything that I can get my hands… read more
My son is piling on stuff on top of his bed on top of him every night and a friend just offered to pay for a weighted blanket. He loves deep pressure too, but also wears a weighted vest when at school that they provide. They also provide the pressure vest. I think the weight will help him sleep. He sleeps better with all the pile on him and cries if things fall off during the night.
He seems to do this at all times regardless of whether he is anxious, relaxed, watching tv, etc. We have a hard time trying to stop it. We've done fidget toys, bandages, deep pressure massages, etc.
my son's OT suggested that i purchase sensory resources such as obstacle course (tunnel,crash mats) weighted vest,deep pressure seat etc.) to reduce extreme hyperactivity and increase attention for table top tasks. he already has a 10ft trampoline and a swing set which he uses daily.got him a weighted blanket sometime back and did not seem to like it
any of you purchased such things ? do they really work? will he lose interest ? appreciate your advice.