Wednesday, October 26, 2011

31 for 21: Day 26 Wyatt's "Flak Jacket/Bullet Proof Vest"

today i get to answer a question that my dear friend cory (dunn house happenings) asked the other day: 

"what is wyatt wearing?  it looks bullet proof!  ;)"

here are pictures of what she's talking about! 

wyatt is wearing a weighted compression vest!   a weighted compression vest "is made to calm and provide steady proprioceptive input, as the combined pressure and weight functions as a reassuring deep hug" (fun and function).  the vest can be worn either with or without the addition of the weights.

it is just another component of his sensory therapy.  when wyatt is a little frazzled, frustrated, or "out of control," we have found that it helps him to refocus!   and it really works, most of the time!   he does not wear it all the time, not even most of the time, but it definitely helps during therapies, and was beneficial during his playdate the other day as well!    he does not usually wear the weights, the proprioceptive input seems to be enough to accomplish the desired effect!  


  1. ooh Ellie needs one of those! Wyatt looks like a little FBI agent :)

  2. Well, I am just tickled that I prompted a post. :) "A reassuring deep hug"... that is very Temple Grandin type therapy. Whatever works. :) Thank You for explaining. XXOO