BitePRO® Protective Sleeves |Protective Arm Wear For Special Needs Teachers
Your personal safety when working with individuals with behavioural challenges is of great importance to us paramount for both, and our BitePRO® protective sleeves will protect your forearms from injury allowing increased engagement and positive outcomes.
BitePRO® protective sleeve were developed following extensive research and feedback from occupational therapists, special educational needs teachers and mental health care professionals from all over the world.
BitePRO® protective sleeves can be worn for an extended amount of time. We have designed different sizes of protective sleeves, for both teachers and pupils. With the risk of getting injured removed, teachers are better able to assist the student/pupil and allow her/him to engage with other children to build her confidence and social skills.
BitePRO® is offering several different designs, subject to your specific job role, design preferences and can be worn covertly or overtly on top of an existing garment. Our most popular model is the "Version 3 Arm Guards".
BitePRO® Protective Sleeve | Why?
Students and pupils can exhibit self-injurious behaviour when frustrated with the challenges of fine-motor tasks or when the demand of an activity has increased in difficulty.
They can also harm other pupils. For instance, they have managed student behaviours such as biting, scratching and pinching.
The complexities of autism can make it especially difficult to identify exactly why these incidents occur. It may be due to several reasons ranging from sensory issues to anxiety, frustration or simply exhaustion. Senses can be heightened or masked for those with autism which would explain a lot of incidents.
Take for example a child who bangs their head repeatedly against a table. It is alarming and clearly self-destructive but would not appear so from the child’s point of view. They may be carrying out this act to comfort themselves or distract from anxiety. Their pain threshold may be far higher than the average neuro-typical person while their sense of physical awareness is masked. Thus, they feel the need for strong stimulus. Teachers often imagine that wearing any protection would be obvious to the pupils, and intimidating, but it is not the case with our protective sleeves.
Such aggressive behaviour can also be directed toward the education professional, and whilst there are many violence reduction techniques that professionals use to de-escalate situations and behaviours, every now and then those can be unpredictable, and added protection, such as protective sleeves are essential for the safety of teachers.
Wondering if our BitePRO® protective sleeves are right for you?