Chewies

Chewies

What is it?

A sensory tool that allows students who need to chew—in order to calm, self-regulate, and/or focus—a safe way to meet that need.

Where is it found?

It might be on a necklace or with an individual student.

How do I use it?

You don’t. Simply let them use it during class if it helps them self-regulate.

For older students:

Consider offering chewing gum, hard pretzels, Skittles, or Starbursts. They provide the same proprioceptive and deep pressure input, but in a format that is more age appropriate for school aged students and can be less stigmatizing than chewies for older students.

Availability

Likely In Classroom

Needs it Addresses

Sensory