What is chewlery?
Chewlery is a necklace or bracelet that provides sensory input to the mouth, lips and tongue. It is a safe, non-toxic, durable silicone sensory tool that has worked with children, teens, and adults with autism, ADHD, and sensory processing disorders. There are many colors, styles, shapes and resistance combinations available for males and females to meet your child’s oral sensory needs.
Why might your child need it?
The mouth is made up of joints and muscles that receive proprioceptive input in addition to the tactile sensory input. Many children chew on toys, their shirts, and/or nails because they seek proprioceptive and tactile sensory input to their mouth to help calm and organize their nervous system so they can be in an optimal state of alertness for learning, following directions and self-regulation. These are often behaviors that parents want eliminated, however, it is important to know that sensory needs cannot be eliminated but instead redirected or replaced with a socially appropriate tool, such as chewlery.
Where can I find it?
ARK Therapeutic Products:
Amazon: www.amazon.com Search word: chewlery
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