Benefits

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists recognizes Munchables sensory chewelry for their ability to “replace inappropriate chewing behavior (i.e. chewing on fingernails, pencils or clothing) and to provide potential regulating effects for the sensory system - reducing fidgeting and promoting attention and focus.” Read the full report.

Excerpt from CAOT report:

"There is a great deal of research that supports clinical observations that having something in one’s mouth to chew or suck on can provide a calming, organizing, and focusing response (Scheerer, 1992). There is also research that supports the use of oral-motor sensory input in balance, suggesting that chewing behaviors allow neurotypical adults to increase postural stability when standing on an unstable surface with no visual input (Alghadir, Zafar, Whitney, & Iqbal, 2015) ... There is some evidence regarding the positive effect of chewing on cognitive functions (i.e. sustained attention; Hirano & Onozuka, 2015)."

The CAOT reviewing committee was "unanimous in recommending that Munchables pendants be accepted for the CAOT Product Recognition Program. Munchables pendants could be recommended by an occupational therapist for clients who tend to chew on items when seeking increased oral sensory input."

Benefits:

  • Diverts chewing from fingers, clothing and pencils,
  • Acts as a discreet, stylish sensory aid,
  • Provides a focal point which can help kids filter out extra sensory information,
  • Helps regulate attention, concentration, emotions and other behaviors,
  • Made of safe, BPA-free silicone,
  • Ideal for children with ADHD, anxiety, autism, and sensory processing disorder,
  • Supports balance, and
  • Includes a satisfaction guarantee!