I am writing to open up a discussion about the use of weighted/pressure products (e.g., vests and blankets) with children. As there are potential safety concerns with their use (e.g., overheating), I am wondering if anyone has been using any specific written consent forms or recommendations for their use? In our practice to date, we have been providing verbal instructions and documentation in visit notes and obtaining verbal consent.
I recently contacted the CAOT to see if there was a current position paper on their use, and they indicated that it is currently undergoing a review, and a summary executive report will be completed within 4-6 months.
I appreciate any and all discussion on this matter.
Thank you for your time!
Melanie Kalmanovitch M.Sc.OT(c)
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