Chewing is a behavior that is exhibited by many people as a way to focus and cope with sensory overload. It’s extremely common to see children and students who chew on pencils, their clothes, erasers, or even paper.
Chewing Solutions for Students with Special Needs
For students with special needs, the chewing coping mechanism is even more common, as sensory overload can be experienced more frequently or intensely. The good news is that there is an affordable and discrete alternative to chewing on clothing and other unsafe items.
Is Chewigem Silicone Chewelry Safe and Durable?
Durability is a key factor in choosing a chewable. Students with the tendency to chew may have preferences for the shape, size, texture, and resistance that the chewable item offers. Mild to moderate chewers may find the resistance and texture of the smooth silicone products from Chewigem to be a great option.
Commonly chewed items like clothes, pencils, or erasers, often contain toxins or are damaging to teeth. Silicone chewables are tough, but also flexible and soft. Not only is the FDA approved silicone used for Chewigem products safe, it is assured to be lead, latex, BPA, PVC and phthalate free. Silicone is odorless, tasteless and doesn’t support the growth of bacteria or mold. The non-porous surface is also very easy to sanitize.
Discreet and Fashionable Chewelry Options for Boys
Chewigem Chewelry is a line of chewable items that are both durable, easily cleaned, and discrete. The necklaces and bracelets come in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns, making it easy to choose one that fits each child’s style or preference.
Chewigem’s Chewelry line is a great option for students who use chewing to cope with sensory overload, and the styles available look fashionable for both boys and girls. Take a look at the variety of Chewigem tools available online, which include chewable dog tags, geo tags, bangles, and more.
More Durable Chewelry Options for Aggressive Chewers
For more aggressive chewers, or children with a more specific preference for texture and chewable item shape, be sure to check out the other non-toxic Oral Motor Tool options also available online.
Abilitations: Designed to Help All Students Succeed
Ranging in strength, texture, and purpose, the “Chew”lery line and other Abilitations products for students with special needs offer fidgets and tools to increase focus inside and outside of the classroom. Check out the wide range of Abilitations products, and stop by the Special Needs category on our blog to find more useful topics!