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The term ‘Sensory Processing’ refers to our ability to take in information through our senses, and to organise and interpret that information, and make a meaningful response. The seven senses are fundamental to a child’s ability to learn & function in any environment. For those with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), there are a range of sensory sensitivities, from hyper (over responsive) to hypo (under responsive) reactions to the particular sensory input. These reactions can have a major impact on behaviour in response to sensory stimulation.

The Vestibular System is important for development of balance, coordination, eye control, attention, being secure with movement and some aspects of language development. It is composed of receptors in the inner ear, and connections between them and other areas in the central nervous system. Other senses also contribute to the vestibular system:

Sight – visual neurons respond to vestibular stimulation (e.g. when spinning, head shaking, or rocking). Damage to the vestibular organs of the inner ear can be compensated by using visual information to maintain their balance.

Hearing – the vestibular and auditory nerves join in the auditory canal and anything that disrupts auditory information can also affect vestibular functioning

Touch – hands and fingers, for example, send information to the brain about the relationship between the body and stationary surfaces in the environment. If the brain loses information from the vestibular organs of the inner ear, balance can be maintained by simply touching a vertical or horizontal surface with the fingertips.

Proprioception is the process by which the body utilises receptors in the muscles to track the position of joints in the body (JettProof provides sensory compression which provides proprioceptive feedback to the wearer). The proprioceptive sense is composed of information from sensory neurons located in the inner ear (motion and orientation) and in the stretch receptors located in the muscles and the joint-supporting ligaments.

A neuro typical person is able to move a part of their body, such as a hand or foot, and without looking can know what that part is doing and where it is in space. Proprioception makes this easy to do. Without proprioception, the brain cannot feel what the body part is doing, and the process must be carried out in more conscious and calculated steps, using vision to compensate for the lost feedback. A recent example was a woman with Autism who needed to look at her feet to navigate stairs, not just to see the stairs, but because she did not have the proprioceptive feedback to know the position of her feet.

These mechanisms along with the vestibular system, a fluid filled network within the inner ear that can feel the pull of gravity and helps the body keep oriented and balanced, are used by the brain to provide a constant input of sensory information. The brain can then make unconscious adjustments to the muscles and joints in order to achieve movement and balance.

Sizing

 CHILD SINGLETS/VESTS & T-SHIRTS :

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


CHILD SHORTS & LEGGINGS PANTS :

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

CHILD BODY SUIT :

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


ADULT SINGLETS & SHIRTS :
(Please note: For women, the chest is measured under the bust )

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

ADULT SHORTS:

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