10 Sensory Chew Toys For Children With Autism & Other Special NeedsMany people have a tendency to chew on anything they can get their hands on. It is very common to see children with special needs and particularly those with autism chewing on something.
The Reasons for ChewingHere are some reasons that chewing can be helpful for individuals with special needs.
- Chewing can help with anxiety and can help calm down a child with special needs.
- When overstimulated a child with special needs may feel the need to bite or chew to help regain balance.
- Chewing may be due to a condition called Pica.
- A child may be getting new teeth in or may have a cavity.
Where to find Chew ToysThankfully there are a number of chew toys available to help children with special needs. Below you will find 10 products from 10 different stores. Does your child have a favorite chew toy? Tell us about it in the comments below! See More Chew Toys View More Chew Toys View more Chew Toys View more chew toys View more chew toys
6. ChewyQChewy Q's are an innovative oral motor device designed to provide a resilient, chewable surface for practicing biting and chewing skills. Small and large jaws alike enjoy the tactile input offered by biting on Chewy Q's for fun and therapeutic purposes. Helps improve jaw stability and provides valuable sensory input to the jaw. Store: eSpecial Needs Price: $5.95 View more chew toys View more chew toys View more chew toys therapeuticthreads Price: $8.00 View more chew toys
The Borris® plush Toy is a chew-safe soft toy designed in a way that acknowledges the needs of children with Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism. Many children with unique sensory needs mouth and chew objects for oral motor input. Most plushtoys are unsafe to mouth--and as a result, many parents are reluctant to give them to their sensory seeking children. Store: Soft Clothing Price: $25
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