Particularly suitable for special needs such as: Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyspraxia Helps to develop Learning Skills including: fine motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination This attractive pair of soft cuff weights can be used to provide comforting deep pressure to wrists or ankles all day long. Easily secured with Velcro tabs, the visually stimulating designs and soft cotton material make these weights a colourful and comfortable addition to any outfit - ensuring children of all ages will be happy to wear them whenever needed. The proprioceptive input provided by weighted items can be hugely beneficial for children with sensory processing disorders stemming from a number of conditions including Autism and Dyspraxia. Adding weight to various parts of the body can provide a sense of ‘grounding’ to help users assimilate their bodies with their surroundings which can be very calming. When worn on the wrists, weighted cuffs can also help with developing fine motor skills, such as handwriting, by sending sensory feedback to the brain from the location where fine movement is taking place. The proprioceptive stimulation can help to increase the child’s awareness of the position of their wrist, arm and hand, as well as the amount of pressure needed for writing with a pen or pencil. Find out more about sensory integration by visiting http://www.sensoryintegration.org.uk/ or download this guide from the Dyspraxia Foundation to find out more about handwriting and dyspraxia.
£11.25 (exc. VAT)