Sensory Processing issues present in many different ways. This range of chew toys are chosen with this in mind. Our products are discreet yet functional and can by used in a variety of environments. If you find your chewing fingers, school shirts, or objects around the home or office our chew and oral seeking range will help.
TIPS FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED TO CHEW - AN ORAL SENSORY DIET
1. DON'T FORCE THEM TO STOP
It’s not that they WANT to chew. It’s that they have an oral sensory NEED to chew. Telling them to stop is not going to help.
Imagine being in a stressful situation and in order to calm down, you start taking very deep breaths. Then someone comes up to you and tells you to stop breathing deeply. That would be inappropriate, right? Why shouldn’t you try to calm yourself? Similarly, chewing is largely a coping mechanism - it’s a repetitive movement that helps one organize and de-stress.
2. GIVE THEM A SAFE OUTLET TO CHEW ON
Oral seekers will often reach for the closest thing available to chew on, which may be their fingernails, knuckles, shirt collars, sleeves, pencils, the remote control, etc. It can get expensive to keep replacing what's been chewed on, but more importantly, it can also be very dangerous. So, first things first, Have a safe alternative,