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Anyone out there heard of a compression suit? my childs OT thinks its a good idea do they work?

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Asked by delanasmom at 1:20 PM on Aug. 27, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • My youngest stepson is autistic, very high on the scale. They tried the compression suit with him, it angered him. (He wouldn't even wear the weighted vest). Every kid is different, I know that a lot of kids benefit greatly from it, it helps them focus.

    Answer by Scuba at 1:22 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Does your child respond well to the vest? The suits are effective for some kids, but I'd be curious how helpful something less restrictive/expensive would be.

    Answer by JawgaMom1 at 1:32 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • I think it depends on whether or not your child also has sensory issues along with the autism. There are obviously many levels of autism - some children with autism also have sensory issues - usually in the form of not liking loud noises, and/or being touched or touching certain things.

    I had a child in one of my special ed classes who would only drink applesauce through a straw because he was uncomfortable with the way it felt on a spoon. While another child hated being held, and yet another loved to cuddle. All were diagnosed with austism. (These were 4yr olds)

    Answer by texassahm at 1:50 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • My ds's ot recommended one for him, but he won't even wear a weighted vest. I know parents who swear by them, but I don't have any experience with them. GL

    Answer by Austinsmom35 at 9:39 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

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