March 20, 2018

Proprioception ( aka kinesthesia ) is the sense of how we perceive the position, and movements, of our bodies. This includes our sense of equilibrium, and balance, and can be defined as the conscious or unconscious awareness of joint position.

What does this mean for an individual with sensory needs, as a result of a diagnosis of Autism, or otherwise?

Well, when a child is not properly able to receive proprioceptive feedback, they will often self-regulate by engaging in behaviours that will provide that stimulation that they seek, such as toe-walking, running and crashing, hand/arm flapping, and other forms of stimuli that are all too often very harmful.

More on self-injurious behaviour here

They can also be off-balance, and 'clumsy', a result of their equilibrium not being what it should. The very task of walking can seem too monumental a task to conquer, when one’s balance is thrown off by a 'confused' sensory system.

When a child receives the kind of deep pressure therapy - such as CalmWear - their sensory needs are being met and absorbed in a way that makes sense to their system. They can then go about focusing and learning, while their system remains calm.

Read about Deep Touch Pressure, and its calming effects here

When a child receives the kind of deep pressure therapy - such as CalmWear - their sensory needs are being met and absorbed in a way that makes sense to their system.

Sizing Charts

We have already allowed for the correct amount of gentle sensory compression, so please use the exact chest measurement when deciding on size.

If your measurement is between two sizes, you are best choosing the smaller size. CalmWear needs to provide gentle sensory compression to the muscles, to work effectively.

CHILD SINGLETS/VESTS & T-SHIRTS

Size

Chest

CM Inches
0 46cm 18"
1 48cm 19"
2 52cm 20.5"
3 54cm 21"
4 56cm 22"
5 58cm 23"
6 60cm 23.5"
7 62cm 24.5"
8 64cm 25"
9 66cm 26"
10 68cm 26.5"
12 70cm 27.5"
14 74cm 29"
16 78cm 30.5"
18 82cm 31.5"

 

CHILD SHORTS & LEGGINGS PANTS

Size

Waist

CM Inches
0 43cm 17"
1 45cm 17.5"
2 47cm 18.5"
3 49cm 19.5"
4 51cm 20"
5 53cm 21"
6 55cm 21.5"
7 57cm 22.5"
8 59cm 23"
9 61cm 23.5"
10 63cm 24.5"
12 65cm 25.5"
14 67cm 26.5"
16 72cm 28.5"
18 77cm 30.5"

 

CHILD BODY SUIT

Size
Chest
Shoulder to Crotch
CM Inches CM Inches
2 52cm 20.5" 44cm 17.5"
3 54cm 21" 46cm 18"
4 56cm 22" 48cm 19"
5 58cm 23" 50cm 19.5"
6 60cm 23.5" 52cm 20.5"
7 62cm 24.5" 54cm 21"
8 64cm 25" 56cm 22"
9 66cm 26" 58cm 23"
10 68cm 27" 62cm 24.5"
12 72cm 28.5" 66cm 26"
14 76cm 30" 72cm 28.5"

 

ADULT SINGLETS & SHIRTS

(Please note: For women, the chest is measured under the bust )

Size

Chest

CM Inches
XXS 80cm 31.5"
XS 84cm 33"
S 90cm 35.5"
M 96cm 38"
L 102cm 40"
XL 108cm 42.5"
2XL 114cm 45"
3XL 120cm 47"
4XL 126cm 49.5"

 

ADULT SHORTS:

Size

Waist

CM Inches
XS 84cm 33"
S 88cm 35"
M 92cm 36.5"
L 97cm 38"
XL 102cm 40"
2XL 107cm 42"