Laura - posted on 04/22/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
We all know that special needs equipment is expensive. I found a way to make a weighted vest for a fraction of the price of one. Go to a sporting goods store and get a fly fishing vest. Those have pockets everywhere. As for the weights, get adjustable ankle weights, the ones you can remove the weights from. Take out the weights and distribute evenly in the pockets in the vest and you have a weighted vest! I got my vest at Dick's sporting goods for $20 and the weights cost $10 at Walmart. Her OT thought that idea was awesome and it weighed as much as the one she uses for her patients, plus you can adjust the weights by adding more and you can take the weights out to wash the vest.