Weighted Compression Vests Calming and Focusing for Special Students

Weighted Compression Vests
Item #:160120

Product Details
The weighted compression vest provides a combination of pressure and weight that feels like a wonderful hug. Use it to provide both compression and weight or remove the weights and it’s a simple compression vest. Velcro flaps on the side allow you to adjust the compression or turn it into a simple weighted vest. Made of neoprene, it is designed for comfort with soft mesh material on the sides to increase air flow and ventilation. You have your choice of colors: navy blue or a deep red. Both colors look fine on boys and girls.

Weights are safely positioned in pockets inside the vest and can be added or removed. Vests sizes XS through XL include four 1/4 pound weights and 2 half pound weights for a total of two pounds. The XXS small vest includes four quarter pound weights only. Teachers and therapists love the Hook and loop closures on the sides that allow for maximum comfort, easy sizing, and quick removal. Our vests are cold water machine washable when weights are removed.

XXS: Chest Size: 20.5” - 23.5” Length 11.5” - 12.5”

XS: Chest Size: 22.5"-29" Length 11.5"-12.5"

Small: Chest Size: 25.5"-32" Length 16"-17.5"

Medium:Chest Size: 32"-38" Length 19"-20"

Large: Chest Size: 35"-42" Length 21"-23"

XL: Chest Size: 42"-45" Length 25"-26"

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Product Reviews
  Well Made!, December 13, 2013
Posted By: Jamie

The product is well made and fits well. I like that weights are removable. My son shows o interest in keeping in on for any period of time however so it would be nice if there some tips included with the product. I know it works and I know he has responded well to it before just not sure how I should approach it in the home setting. Otherwise the product itself is great.

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  helpful, October 26, 2012
Posted By: Kay

This vest is one of the few things I have purchased for my 12 year old Aspie son which has actually helped him. He puts it on without complaining and he doesn't seem to get too hot in it. Their are two minor reasons that I didn't give this an excellent rating. First, this velcro sticks to the vest material when he takes it off. This hasn't damaged the vest, but it would be nice if I didn't have to rip the velcro off the vest material to then stick it on the opposite velcro strip. Second, the material between the 2 strips of velcro on each side started to tear after about a week. I don't think this will ever cause a problem, but perhaps a slightly different design might prevent this. Don't get me wrong, I have and will recommend this product to friends. This vest has helped more than years of therapy! My son says wearing the vest doesn't keep him from starting to get upset. But it helps him calm down in about 2 seconds. Pretty impressive!

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  AWESOME VEST!, May 15, 2012
Posted By: Danielle

The OT at my son's therapy suggested a neoprene weighted vest to help him with feeling the big hugging sensations he loves, and to gain better balance. Whenever he's having a meltdown or a rough time of it or tripping and falling, I put the vest on and it literally transforms his behavior immediately. He can walk in a straight line, he calms down, he starts to focus. this vest fits very well and provides everything we were looking for for him (and the state clinic was going to order some for their classroom as well). Fantastic find and the best bang for buck I've come across.

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  Great product!!, November 6, 2011
Posted By: Amy

My daughter is autistic and has sensory processing disorder, this vest was recommened to me by her OT and I finally found this one and it was affordable. My daughter loves the vest and it helps her a lot!

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  Excellent, September 30, 2011
Posted By: Karen Carkner

I bought this vest on the recommendation of my son's OT, and we got this product in a timely manner and it been serving my son very well. Material is strong and can withstand normal wear and tear.

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  Good product, January 31, 2013
Posted By: Joelle

Got this for my 3-year-old son who has sensory integration issues. It fits well and is very easy to put on/take off. He may still need to grow into it a bit as one of the straps sticks up and rubs the side of his neck.

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  Love this product, October 29, 2012
Posted By: Lisa B

I have twins - both of which have autism. They have different needs, one needs squeeze, and the other weight and squeeze. I love this vest because they use velcro closures where other ones have snaps that eventually come off.

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  Weighted Compression Vest-SM, July 8, 2012
Posted By: Lisa Samuelson

As an Home Based OT, I have been grateful for the success I have seen with the weighted compression vest (Small). I have several children who are highly avoidant to tactile & auditory stimulation in their environment. This Vest seems to give them just the right pressure to help them achieve: more eye contact, less toe walking, longer ability to attend to therapeutic (fine motor) tasks,decreased self stimulation (hand flapping and light flicking) when stressed, and also most have become more VERBAL. When I do Wearing Trials in OT before leaving vest with Parents or Educators, I affectionately refer to it as our 'Hug Vest'. Whether the children are verbal enough to say: 'Feels good' or 'I like the Hug Vest'. They all seem to respond immediately to this positive proprioceptive input!

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  A Success!, January 14, 2012
Posted By: Janet Findling

I purchased this for a relative in a different state who was recently diagnosed as having autism. I did not know whether the Occupational Therapist he sees on a regular basis would approve of this or not. Shortly after it was opened as a gift, an appointment with the OT took place. She totally approved and advised the parents re: the amount of weight they should use and the amount of time he should wear it! He apparently liked it, because he did not object at all when a parent put it on him, and he probably would have continued to wear it 24- hours a day if his parents had let him.

If any research is done re: this vest, I would love to share this with the parents and the OT. Thank you for a unique and helpful holiday gift!

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  Weighted Compression Vest, October 1, 2011
Posted By: Mary

I bought this for my 5 year old "very active" son who was having issues in his pre-kindergarten class. It has been a tremendous help! He now understands the "feeling" and knows when to go put it on. The teacher is cooperative as well. Even though he fits the stated sizes, he needs a larger size, so keep sizing in mind when ordering.

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