Die Sterreweg was recently gifted with some amazing therapeutic tools and toys that have enabled our therapists to provide the children with their usual unwavering support and therapy and then just that little bit more.
Enter the wonderful weighted blankets.
Weighted blankets and vests are incredibly useful tools for calming down our autistic children when they get overstimulated. The deep pressure from the heavy nature of the vests gives calming and organising input. These items are easily accessible in the class so that children can grab them at leisure as they learn to self-regulate. It has been so gratifying seeing the children fetching these and using them of their own accord when they feel overwhelmed or overstimulated.