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For the Need to Chew™

Pocket Occupational Therapist

May 08, 2016

Pocket Occupational Therapist

From The Pocket OT:

By Cara Koscinski MOT, OTR/L 

“The Pocket Occupational Therapist”
Author of: The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children with Special Needs and The Special Needs SCHOOL Survival Guide for Autism, SPD, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and More


Commonly, children with Sensory Processing Disorder chew on items which are inappropriate and sometimes dangerous. Their bodies crave input that is gained from chewing, mouthing, and sucking. This oral-motor input can be organizing. In fact many of us chew on items such as candy, gum, or ice when we feel overwhelmed or stressed. As occupational therapists it’s our job to encourage replacement behavior and to suggest safe and age-appropriate items on which to chew. Chewigem™ has created stylish, fun, and cool oral jewelry that I recommend often in my practice.

Chewigem™ sent the disk pendant for use by my son-who has a strong need to achieve oral-input. He is generally quite resistant to “new” items. The shipping was fast. Instructions were provided, which is quite helpful to parents, especially those who are new to Sensory Processing Disorder.

My son was infatuated with the bright colors and their swirling design! He truly enjoyed his disk immediately. He loved the thickness of the disc. It was perfect for his strong chewing needs. The disk was extremely durable and I felt safe that it remained absolutely intact! He wore it everywhere and it did not “stand out” as a product created for a child with special needs.

I would absolutely recommend the line of products created by Chewigem™ to my clients, fellow therapists, to school-personnel, and in future books. Their colorful and sturdy pieces of child friendly “jewelry” most definitely satisfy the need to chew that so many of our children crave.

Thank you for the opportunity to review such a wonderful line of products that fill a great need for our children.

 

 





Buyers Guide

Need Help Chewsing your Chew™? We have many options! Each Chewigem is different in size, strength and personality!

         

Collection         

Mild

Moderate

Moderate +

Tactile Nubs

Matte Finish

Polish Finish

Dimensions 

Emitochew Small

2.75" x 2.75"

0.25" thick

Emitochew Large

3" x 3"

0.25" thick

Dog Tags

1" x 2"

0.25" thick

Cats

1" x 2"

0.25" thick

Skullls

1" x 2"

0.25" thick

Raindrops

1" x 2"

0.25 " thick

Chubes

2" x 1.5"

0.5" thick

Realm Rings

     

 

 

2" x 2"

0.5" thick

Eternities

2.75" x 2.25"

0.5" thick

Discs

1.75" x 1.75"

0.5" thick

Miller Hearts

2.25" x 2.25"

0.5" thick

Geo Tags

1" x 2"

0.5" thick

Tread Bangles Small

3" x 3"

0.5" thick

Tread Bangles Large

 

3.5" x 3.5"

0.5" thick

Bubba Bangles

3.25" x 3.25"

0.5" thick

Hexichews

4.5" x 4.5"

0.75" thick

Still not sure which one is right for you?

Contact Mama Chewi™ @

info@chewigemusa.com

Due to the intended use of the product, wear and tear are expected and products should be checked routinely for damage and used with adult supervision. Discard and replace immediately once damaged. Necklaces are not intended to be worn for children under age 3 due to the concern of long cord strangulation. Clasps and ties contain small parts and may be a choking hazard and are not intended for chewing. This is not a toy.