Product Name: Weighted Shawl
Recommended Age: 3 years and up
Company Name: Achievement Products
Company Website: www.achievement-products.com
Company Phone Number: 1-800-373-4699
Product Description: “This snuggly blanket hes induce calmness and relaxation. Weighs 5 lbs., unscented and is made with microfleece.”
Measure 20” x 28”. Lead free.
Product Review: The Weighted Shawl – sold by Achievement Products – is able to be utilized in a variety of ways. It has the ability to be heated in the microwave or placed in the freezer as a cold pac. For children with special needs, this weighted shawl is perfect to provide weight to various parts of the body to initiate a calming/relaxation sensation. Children who frequently move in their seats by getting up and down or swinging their legs back and forth benefit from this weight shawl because once placed on their shoulders or legs, their movements appear to decrease and their focus increases to the task at hand. The soft microfleece is also the perfect texture to cuddle with when wrapped around the shoulders.
Do you feel as though this is a product that would help your child or student? If so, order yours today!
-Kera and Dana
Kera McHale: Kera is a Ceritified Occupational Therapy Assistant at the Arc of Chester County. She has worked with children in the home program and the Early Intervention preschool for 8 years. She works closely with Dana in the two Autism rooms with incorporating sensory input/activities throughout the day. She also works in two other classrooms with mulit-disabilities. Kera has also had the experience in an Outpatient Pediatric facility to work with a variety of children and provide sensory ideas/activities to parents and teachers to trial throughout the school day and home.
Dana Rooney: Dana is an Occupational Therapist at the Arc of Chester County. She has worked with children in the home program and the Early Intervention preschool for 14 years. She has a wealth of knowledge in Sensory Processing and had the opportunity to work with Jeanetta Burpee briefly in her Sensory Integration Clinic. She is a main treating therapist in two Autism classrooms and works on providing sensory input throughout the day to increase overall attention and participation.