T.Jacket provides deep touch pressure that can help calm people who are anxious, thereby improving their coping abilities.
Deep touch pressure can improve the quality of life of many individuals including those who experience frequent stress, anxiety, restlessness, sleeping difficulties, as well as those with conditions such as Depression, Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Alzheimer’s Dementia.
The T. Jacket is not currently US FDA approved for any of the conditions listed above. Clinical trials using the jacket are ongoing in the US for PTSD in Veterans and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children. When these trials are completed, the results will be published in peer-reviewed journals
For sensory seeking children and adults, T.Jacket can help them settle down quickly for seated activities (circle time, reading, writing, drawing, other fine-motor activities, speech therapy sessions, meal times etc) and improve their on-seat attention span. For people who are sensory over-responsive, T.Jacket can help them cope with anxiety in stressful situations (eg: crowded places, shopping malls, public transport, restaurants etc).
The following are some profiles of individuals who can potentially benefit from using T.Jacket:
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