Autism devices

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Autism devices

Postby ratfancy » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:28 pm

Has anyone tried pressure devices used for autism? https://www.got-specialkids.com/Sensory ... p/3982.htm

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Re: Autism devices

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:44 am

I take it you mean separate from RLS? I have several friends who work with people with autism - it depends on the person, but they truly can be very calming for many.
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Re: Autism devices

Postby badnights » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:54 am

You mean has anyone tried things like weighted pads or blankets and compression clothing for WED/RLS? I have often felt that I would like a weighted blanket, but the price and the uncertainty about its usefulness have put me off. Plus, I no longer feel that I would like it - - maybe the sensory component of my disease has changed, or improved.

I don't think the compression clothing would work for me as designed - I would like compression in very specific spots and without the sensation of materials against my skin - lol good luck with that - and I would want to be able to add and remove it quickly.

I took a look at the site and was intrigued by the squeeze roller - if I could run my arms or legs thru something like that, it might be useful. Sort of like the wringer on an old-old-school washing machine.
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Re: Autism devices

Postby Polar Bear » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:45 pm

badnights wrote:I took a look at the site and was intrigued by the squeeze roller - if I could run my arms or legs thru something like that, it might be useful. Sort of like the wringer on an old-old-school washing machine.


Yes, I could hack this ok.

However, the thought of actual in situ compression would drive me crazy.
I once put on a pair of compression flight socks thinking to myself.... oh don't they feel nice and firm !! They lasted about 15 minutes.
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Re: Autism devices

Postby badnights » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:39 am

Polar Bear wrote:However, the thought of actual in situ compression would drive me crazy.
I once put on a pair of compression flight socks thinking to myself.... oh don't they feel nice and firm !! They lasted about 15 minutes.
It's funny how that works. You put them on, it feels great, then it stops feeling great, then it starts causing worse WED symptoms :twisted: :twisted: and you rip them off!
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Re: Autism devices

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:19 pm

badnights wrote:
Polar Bear wrote:However, the thought of actual in situ compression would drive me crazy.
I once put on a pair of compression flight socks thinking to myself.... oh don't they feel nice and firm !! They lasted about 15 minutes.
It's funny how that works. You put them on, it feels great, then it stops feeling great, then it starts causing worse WED symptoms :twisted: :twisted: and you rip them off!


Exactly! They put those on when I had a pedicure. Great, I thought. Soon I was yelling for them to stop the torture!
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