This concise guide provides everything you need to know about deep pressure and using weighted blankets to help with sensory integration, improve sleep, lessen anxiety, ease chronic pain, and more. Based on up-to-date research, it dispels online myths and provides reliable information on selecting safe and effective weighted blankets. Providing everything you need to know about the use of weighted blankets to help with sensory integration, improve sleep, ease chronic pain and more, this book includes: What a weighted blanket is and how it works An exploration of deep pressure and how weight on the body affects the mind Guidelines for using weighted blankets at home and in professional environments Studies into the effectiveness of weighted blankets Advice on how to select an appropriate weighted blanket or sew your own. "When I was a child, I craved deep pressure and I liked lots of blankets on the bed to help me sleep. When I got older, I built a squeeze machine to apply deep pressure to help calm me. Sensory problems are very variable. A weighted blanket is likely to be most effective for children or adults who seek deep pressure. For children with an autism diagnosis, some individuals will respond well to a weighted blanket and for others it will have little effect. This book contains lots of good practical advice on how to use and make weighted blankets. It will be a great resource for individuals who are calmed by deep pressure."--Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain and Thinking in Pictures "Cara Koscinski and Eileen Parker have written the definitive guide to weighted blankets. As an autism mom and an individual with fibromyalgia, I wish I'd had this book years ago! I finally understand the symptoms of sensory processing disorder and how pressure can counteract those symptoms. I especially loved the detailed instructions on how to sew my own weighted blanket, including smart color choices for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. This book is a must for anyone thinking about using a weighted blanket! "--Shannon Penrod, host of Autism Live. Automatic upgrade to EXPEDITED shipping in the U.S. when you purchase two or more items from Special Needs Project! Thank you for shopping with SNP. !
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.