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SOURCE: Fun and Function Inc.
Lightweight mesh with calming compression provides sensory input without the heat.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 25, 2012
Summer heat is hard on kids with special needs who wear compression vests to calm and focus. Just in time for camp, a new lightweight Pressure Mesh Vest from Fun and Function helps kids with ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and autism -- and will be distributed free to winners of the "Keep your Cool" Contest announced Friday.
"We're always looking for new ways to give back to the community, and we do everything from donations to 24/7 support and advice," says Aviva Weiss, pediatric therapist, mother of 6, and CEO of Fun and Function. "With our "Keep your Cool" Contest, more kids can get the sensory input of compression without the weight and stickiness of traditional vests."
No purchase is necessary to participate. Counselors or parents can nominate a camper or a camp with children who would benefit from the Pressure Mesh Vest. The nominees with the most votes by July 6th will be the winners of free Pressure Mesh Vests on behalf of their camp or organization. Details are posted at facebook.com/FunandFunctionFans
"The Pressure Mesh Vest helps kids filter and process sensory information, improving concentration and feelings of calm," says Ilana Danneman, a physical therapist and Director of Product Education and Innovation at Fun and Function. "We were looking to design something that would be helpful, stylish, and most of all comfortable and airy. The Pressure Mesh Vest is a winning solution." Lightweight mesh provides evenly distributed pressure, enabling kids to enjoy summer activities with friends while still getting the sensory input they need.
The Pressure Mesh Vest is designed to be used with adult supervision, from ages 4 to adults, and is machine washable. It can be purchased for $27.99-35.99, depending on size, at FunandFunction.com and at select retail stores.
In addition to the mesh compression vests, Fun and Function offers a summer sensory wardrobe complete with Sensa-tional Hug cotton tees and dresses that are seamless, tagless, and offer soothing compression throughout the day.
About Fun and Function
Fun and Function (http://www.funandfunction.com) offers skill-building toys for children of every ability, promoting inclusive play at home, in school, and outdoors. Sold online and in toy stores nationwide, Fun and Function’s award-winning line includes language and social skills games, dress-up, foam scooters and inflatable products for active play, a rocket ship space tunnel, collectible chewies, clothing and accessories for sensory input, and more. Recommended by parents, pediatric therapists, and educators, Fun and Function helps children achieve their best and have fun at the same time. For more information or a free catalog, visit http://www.funandfunction.com, call 1-877-341-8062 or connect via Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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