Monday, October 10, 2011

An Oral-Motor Giveaway!

In keeping with the theme of Sensory Processing Awareness Month, I have a great giveaway which is specific to those children who seek sensory input via their mouths.
Whether it is thumb sucking, mouthing objects, or pocketing food for long periods of time, many children with special needs seek oral input at some point.
That is why this kit is perfect for you!

The Therapy Shoppe is giving ONE of you...


Each kit features a 3-piece assortment of popular chewy tools that were hand-selected by their seasoned therapists:
*** a (Blue) Unscented Textured Chew Stixx,
*** a Knobby (Red) “Super Chew”
*** a (Purple) ARK Textured Chewy!

They feature three enticing bumpy, textured surfaces that provide sensational oral-tactile stimulation.
Basically, it is the ultimate multisensory product!

The Chewy Tubes feature a stem-handle with tons of bumpy nubs and are designed to provide the extra tactile and oral stimulation your child craves.
Chewy Tubes are a safe and effective tool for practising biting and chewing skills.
Non-flavored and latex-free, they do not contain PVC or phthalates; this makes them super safe, too!
(Parents, please supervise your child while they are using any sort of oral-motor tool, OK?)

Chewy Tubes, or “chewies,” are plastic tubes that are often used with kids with various special needs.
They may be used with children who are always mouthing objects, and need extra sensory input, or with children who require a bit of extra proprioceptive input

Maybe your own therapist has suggested the use of Chewy Tubes in the treatment of children who are developing initial oral motor skills.
Many young children with special needs desperately seek the additional proprioceptive input into the jaw and oral surfaces.
So these Chewy Tubes are an innovative oral motor devices designed to provide a resilient, non-food, chewable surface for practicing biting and chewing skills, increase jaw strength, and satisfy the oral-input seeking urge.

Observations have shown that children who having access to a chewy, and learning how to bring it to their mouth and chew on it, can help them to develop their proprioception abilities and have a calming effect on the child.

So who is interested?
Who wants one of these kits to try with their own child?
Here's what you have to do to enter:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post about how you would use this with your child.


2. Leave a comment on my Facebook Page about how this product could work for you.

Simple as that!

This giveaway begins on Monday, October 10, 2011 and ends on Tuesday, October 11,2011 at 12:00noon (CST).
Winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email and announced on my Facebook page.
Contest valid in the United States only.
Sorry, but no PO Box entries will be allowed.
No anonymous entries.
You must have a valid email address.
If the first winner does not contact me within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen at random.


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  1. I would use this with my 4yr old who chews everything constently. He's horrible with it and has even chewed up my remotes in the house.

  2. This is a great give a way. I could really use this for my son who has oral motor problems. We use things like the nuk brush with him and he's show some improvement. This would help more so!

  3. Amber Bowen BedordOctober 10, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Our feeding therapist uses these in Judah's feeding therapy. I could begin some of the same techniques she uses, but on a daily basis! Wow!!!

  4. I would use this with my almost 3 year old. He has oral motor issues, and is constantly chewing on toys, etc...pretty much everything that he shouldn't be.

  5. I'm so excited about this giveaway! My 3 year old son would definetly put this product to good use. He's ruined a lot of his toys and other object because he constantly has something in his mouth!

  6. This giveaway is perfect timing, and I feel my son could benefit greatly from this. He will be 2 years old tomorrow :) and is in speech therapy and occupational therapy. He has issues with speech, feeding, and drooling. He is such a sweet little boy and we are doing everything we can for him. We want him to have a happy healthy life!

  7. Great give-away! My son Matt is 26 months old and hyposensitive. He constantly sucks his thumb and recently has found his sisters toy that spins and vibrates that he has started to suck on(even though he knows not to!)He shoves his mouth full of food and takes huge drinks, which most of ends up running out of his mouth and down his clothing. He also has speech apraxia and receives 2 1-hour sessions each week. These would be great tools for him!!

  8. My 4.5 y/o sensory seeking challenges have hit an all time high within the last few weeks! he chews on his shirt and sleeves all day long. He has ruined so many collars from chewing on them! These would be great for him to replace him chewing on his clothes :)

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