This weighted lap blanket weighs 1.5kg and has many uses in the home, clinical, school and work environments for those living with (but not limited to): Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism, ADHD, ADD, Anxiety, Restless Leg Syndrome and some mental health issues. They can have a huge impact on those who benefit from deep pressure, and are especially helpful in assisting the user to regulate their sensory input when it is sleep time, or when they may be demonstrating behaviour leading to a meltdown. The weighted lap bag can provide Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation (DPTS) for the user.
Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation (DPTS) can stimulate the release of serotonin in the brain, in turn helping children and adults to be calm, relaxed, concentrate on a task and moderate their sensory input. Weighted Lap Bags may also be used as part of a ‘Sensory Diet’ as prescribed by an Occupational Therapist at times for the child to self-regulate their sensory input if they are over stimulated and need to calm down before attempting a task which requires focus.
This design is made from 100% cotton fabric by Indigenous artist Doris Nampitjnpa. The design is ‘Bush Fruit Dreaming’. It is a colourful depiction of the nutrition and tasty berries and seed pods, available in the countryside after rain. The waterhole at the center of the picture is full and fresh, providing the essential moisture for the colourful background of desert ﬂowers and plants which bear the bush fruit.
The filling is glass micro beads, which allows the lap bag to ‘mould’ around the user to the shape of their body to maximise the deep pressure sensory input.
Measures 32 x 48cm and weighs 1.5kg.