‘The vest calms Thijmen in difficult situations’
‘He is affected strongly by sensory stimulations’
Thijmen has been using the vest for a few months. Since he was a baby Thijmen was quick to lash out, he is affected strongly by sensory stimulations and struggles dealing with them. While this has been getting better over the last 6 months, he has had a number of other problems with Sensory Integration (SI).
‘He was calmer in his behaviour and could better handle external stimuli’
During his SI treatment, we joined a 10 day brushing and pressure therapy. Over ten days we use a brush for two hours (in the daytime) and give gentle pressure on his joints. Brushing and deep pressure treatment send manageable stimuli to the nervous system. Within a few days we noticed a difference in Thijmen. He enjoyed the brushing, was calmer in his behaviour and could better handle external stimuli. Because the brushing process is quite intensive and may not be possible to apply everywhere, we were advised to try the deep pressure jacket. Especially for him to use when he goes to school where there is lot of stimulation.
‘The vest calms him in difficult situations’
We are really happy with his response to the vest and find that it calms him in difficult situations. He takes the vest to school and shows it proudly to everyone knowing that he can use it when he needs it. I would recommend everyone to give it a try.