Online Stores To Purchase Sensory Friendly Clothing
Children with autism and sensory challenges have many enemies when it comes to clothing. Clothing tags, exposed elastic bands and itchy socks are just some of the challenges facing children with special needs. As more parents start requesting sensory friendly clothing more stores will start to carry these products.
To get you started in the comfortable clothing hunt we found eight stores that sell sensory friendly clothing:
Soft, founded in 2007 addresses the sensory clothing needs of more than 25% of American children. This population is growing 15% annually. Soft clothing offers hundreds of different sensory friendly items from seamless socks to soft denim. All Soft clothing is made from organic cotton, non-toxic dyes, tagless labels and flat seams.
Smart Knit Kids
Smart Knit Kids Focuses on seamless socks, underwear and t-shirts for boys and girls. Their patented seamless socks are perfect for children experiencing sensory processing differences, hypersensitivity or who simply can't stand annoying seams!
• Free of any seams
• Reduces wrinkling and bunching in the shoe
• Unique, no heel design
• Comfortable non-binding top
Kozie Clothes offers apparel and products with special features including soft and tactile pleasing fabrics, no tags and inverted seams for comfort. Kozie clothes also offers weighted clothing,compression clothing, and weighted vests.
Therapro offers products in over 20 categories for occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, educators, and parents. In their clothing category, Therapro offers sensory smart vests, shirts, socks and pants that are seamless, soft cottons and designed for those with sensory sensitivities. At Therapro you can also find compression shirts and other comfort clothing with weight options.
Fun And Function
Fun And Function offers hundreds of products for special needs parents and therapists. In their clothing section you can find super soft, seamless, tagless dresses, leggings, pants tees and socks that are designed for children with sensory issues. Fun and Function also has a compression vest section with various graphics printed on them.
About The Shandy Clinic
The Shandy Clinic is a private outpatient therapy clinic serving patients in Colorado Springs, CO with three locations. As a private therapy practice the Shandy Clinic prides itself in personalized, individual therapy in a friendly, family environment. In addition to traditional therapy approaches, the clinic also empowers our staff to think outside the box to find solutions to help our patients make progress.
Occupational Therapists work with your child to improve fine motor skills, sensory integration, and activities of daily living. Five main areas we work with include sensory processing, cognition and perception, self care, social skills, and motor skills.
Physical Therapists assist in early detection of health problems and use a wide variety of modalities to treat disorders in the pediatric population. These therapists are specialized in diagnosis, treatment and management of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases. Treatment focus on improving motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance, and cognitive and sensory.
Children with developmental delays, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and torticollis may also be treated by pediatric physical therapists.
Speech & Language Pathologists (SLPs) work with children and adults who have difficulty with communication. Speech refers to the way that a child verbally communicates and includes three areas which are articulation, voice, and fluency.
Children with language disorders can show a variety of symptoms from mild to severe that could include difficulty with: listening and following directions, using age appropriate vocabulary, communicating socially with peers and adults, eye contact and other nonverbal communication, and following the rules that tell how to put words together to make sentence grammar.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body's natural healing process by inhalation of concentrated oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. It is used for a wide variety of treatments as a part of an overall medical care plan.
The Shandy Clinic uses a soft-side mild hyperbaric chamber with a maximum pressure of 1.3 ATA (see pictures below). The Shandy Clinic is utilizing the chamber in a revolutionary way. Therapy sessions (OT, PT, and/or speech therapy) are being completed with the therapist while in the chamber, thereby maximizing the benefits of the oxygenated brain.
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