Special needs individuals often seek sensory input. Whether through spinning, flapping or chewing, the urge to engage in these behaviors could arise without discretion - at home, in school or at work.
In children or adults with sensory processing disorders, we call the need for sensory input "stimming", but in reality, everyone engages in this type of behavior to some extent. Even the most neurotypical person will admit to the occasional foot tapping or pencil twirling. So why is this so exacerbated in some individuals?
Most of us can cope with a sudden noise, tune out the buzz of the refrigerator or a dripping faucet and even learn how to tolerate an uncomfortable pair of pants. But individuals with a sensory processing disorder become overwhelmed by external stimuli much more quickly and easily, and to relieve the anxiety and pressure that comes with sensory overload, some people love to engage in chewing.
Chewy fidgets can be a valuable part of a sensory diet, a healthy part of self-regulation when things get overwhelming. Everyone deserves a safe and personalized chew at their disposal, which is why we've ensured that our chewables for oral stimming include a wide range of cool and fashionable chews that can be worn as necklaces or bracelets.
Chewing helps to improve focus and concentration and provides sensory input for those seeking oral stimuli. Now your options for calming oral-motor chewies are limitless!