Weighted Products for Autism and Sensory Integration Developed by Weighted Wearables Now Offered by Rehabmart.com

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Weighted products are specifically designed for use by children and adults with autism, pervasive development disorder (PDD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cerebral palsy (CP), muscular dystrophy (MD) and other various sensory integration needs. The deep pressure provided by all of the Weighted Wearables products gives sensory information to the muscles and joints, and this proprioceptive input tends to be calming and organizing for children and adults with sensory issues.

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“Used by schools, clinics, hospitals and individuals around the world, these weighted products are unsurpassed in quality and design, and offer the utmost in therapy for individuals with sensory processing problems.”

Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has recently joined into a distribution partnership with Weighted Wearables, LLC, to offer their weighted adaptive products to a larger consumer audience. With experience working as an ESE Early Childhood Assistant, Bethany Metz partnered with a school occupational therapist in 1996 to re-design the old vinyl weighted vests commonly used for individuals on the autism spectrum, and for those struggling with sensory integration issues and other disabling conditions. Metz's experience and degrees in special education and design enabled her to create high quality weighted products that were more effective, comfortable, functional and attractive than the weighted products that existed at that time. Her longtime coworker, Carol Paur, along with husband, Bryan Paur, purchased Weighted Wearables from Metz in 2007, and continues its superior reputation to deliver the highest quality weighted products available on the market today.

Weighted products are specifically designed for use by children and adults with autism, pervasive development disorder (PDD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cerebral palsy (CP), muscular dystrophy (MD) and other various sensory integration needs. The deep pressure provided by all of the Weighted Wearables products gives sensory information to the muscles and joints, and this proprioceptive input tends to be calming and organizing for children and adults with sensory issues. All of their products are lead-free, using popcorn seeds and steel beads for the weighted pouches, which are all removable, and definitely should be removed prior to laundering. The weight pouches are sewn into channels sectioned off every 6-9 inches, so the weights will not shift around inside of the products.

The main products from Weighted Wearables include the Wonder Vest with two shoulder weights and four lower weight pouches for the smaller sizes, and eight lower weight pouches for the larger sizes; the Lap Lander, a weighted lap pad designed to assist in organizing arousal levels for learning through weights and sensory input; the Cozy Comforter weighted blankets that provide full body proprioceptive input that can help slow and calm the central nervous system; and the Sensory Snuggle weighted lap pad that can also be used as a weighted neck pad, enhancing postural stability and increasing attention span and focus for learning. “We are delighted to introduce more consumers to these fantastic weighted adaptive products designed by Weighted Wearables,” said Hulet Smith, Founder and CEO of Rehabmart. “Used by schools, clinics, hospitals and individuals around the world, these weighted products are unsurpassed in quality and design, and offer the utmost in therapy for individuals with sensory processing problems.”

About Rehabmart:

As Occupational Therapists, the founders of Rehabmart have the breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to match the needs of its customers with the very latest innovative products in the field of medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment. As parents of special needs children, they have a personal interest in finding the best products to improve the lives of those who are disabled and medically challenged. Rehabmart.com is committed to provide superior customer service, competitive pricing and exceptional product offerings.

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