Susan Orloff, OTR/L FAOTA loves our weighted blankets. Read this:

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Weighted blankets and toys are an essential tool in the “OT bag of Tricks” for therapy and for parents to use at home in a variety of situations: mealtime, quiet time, the blanket at bedtime… They are also excellent for classroom circle time and could be passed around so that the specific child needing the weighted input does not feel singled out. These weighted items are colorful, engaging and playful; everything a child needs to buy into using them regularly.”

SusanSusan N. Schriber Orloff, OTR/L, FAOTA is the author of the book Learning Re-Enabled, a guide for parents, teachers and therapists (featured by the National Education Association), as well as the CEO/Exec. Director of Children’s Special Services, LLC an occupational therapy service for children with developmental and learning delays in Atlanta, GA. She can be reached through her website or at, on TwitterFacebook or on her blog