Temple Grandin wrote about her struggles with sensory related stress.
She designed her own pressure machine to relieve the stress.
Read about benefits of vests as described here:
Our 2 in 1 weighted compression vest is made to calm and provide steady proprioceptive input, as the combined pressure and weight functions as a reassuring deep hug. Weights are safely positioned in pockets inside the vest and can be added or removed. Deep pressure can be intensified or removed as the tightness can be altered via Hook and Loop closures at the trunk and shoulders. Machine washable.
An added resource:
Autism Products is Better Business Bureau approved site where you can check many weighted vests according to your budget needs.
Many autistic children chew on pens, paper or even their own clothing.
These pencil toppers are a great solution for teachers and children alike.
Here’s a quote describing this sensory tool:
The Sensory University has created an all new pencil topper using its top-selling Chew Stixx Product. If your child bites, chews, or grinds, give them something safe to chew on. The Chew Stixx Pencil Topper fits any number 2 pencil, decreases lead exposure, is safe for teeth, is socially acceptable, is allowed in classrooms, increases attention, lowers anxiety levels, and has been proven to improve concentration skills in children constantly seeking sensory input. Excellent for streamline and special needs children. Package includes one smooth and one knobby surfaced topper. Not for use with children under 4 years of age.
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