Oral motor tools can be useful for individuals who have a sensory need to chew (perhaps chew, hands, clothing, or other inedible objects). They can also be useful for those who are learning to chew or feed, to increase awareness or desensitising around the mouth and/or face, and developing speech skills. The oral motor products in this catalogue are not toys. The clasp and cords on the necklaces are not intended for chewing. Contains small parts that may pose a choking hazard. Not recommended for children under 5 years unless specified by a qualified professional.
The chewable tools in the catalogue vary in their strength or toughness. The softer chews are better for those who suck of chew lightly on objects, while the tougher (and harder) chews are designed for those who prefer to bite down objects. Although we have done our best to source sturdy chewable tools, it is important to note that no chew tool is indestructible. Wear and tear will be expected given the nature of the intended use. How long a chewable tool will last will depend on how a chew is used, how often, and the intensity of its use by an individual. Other variables, such as jaw strength, stress/anxiety levels may also influence the longevity of a chewable tool. For some people, a chew tool will last a long time. For others with heavy/aggressive oral needs, they may go through it very quickly.
It is important that oral motor tools are replaced when chews show signs of wear. Parental/caregiver supervision is important at all times.
Please note: Due to Health and Hygiene reasons no chewable items may be returned. Ark Therapeutic brand chews may be returned (at our discretion) if the packaging is unopened and the chew is in brand new retail condition.