These straws are perfect for sensory integration needs, oral motor therapy, and for continuous biting.
Children with autism experience difficulty with sensory stimulation. Stimming often takes place in the form of sucking or chewing. Some kids with this condition usually chew everything. Biting is something a child with autism does to help relieve anxieties and ward off meltdowns that are a result of too much tension or insecurities. Repetitive behaviours help a child with autism when everything else around him is confusing, frightening or changing.
A child who bites, chews or sucks on non-edible objects may be feeding a deep, oral desire. It may feel as if he cannot satisfy the need, causing him to continuously have something in his mouth. Therefore, the child constantly looks for something that does satisfy or that gives continuous sensation.
One solution is to provide objects he is allowed to chew on that won’t become damaged or cause injury.
While the child with autism may never stop chewing, biting or sucking on non-edible objects, it is possible to substitute the object for something that is safe. Working within the child’s abilities may help him stop completely with the right tools and approach. Understanding the reasons behind it will help him feel more secure in his environment.
There is nothing else like this straw on the market. With a variety of different colors, and comfortable to the touch, they are fun to use and will encourage your child’s mouth to move in a healthy way.
- Helps to improve calmness and focus with every suction.
- Supports challenges of ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Autism.
- Ideal for Dysphagia.
- SAFE for all ages.
- Soft to bite
- 100% reusable food-grade silicone material
- Use it with hot and cold drinks without problems
- Straw length: (8.3in) 21cm; dia (0.5in) 1.2cm
- Brush length: (7.7in) 19.5cm
DISHWASHER SAFE but NOT for Microwave Use.
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