Friday, October 11, 2013

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Finding Balance With Asperger's: Chewy Jewelry for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder


Thank you to the Therapy Shoppe for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon. All opinions expressed are my own.

Most parents of children on the Autism Spectrum or of those with Sensory Processing Disorder would agree that chewies are a vital part of life. These children typically love to chew on things and have been known to destroy clothing and property with their incessant chewing. The Therapy Shoppe online has many chewy toys and jewelry pieces to choose from, and their Chewy Turtle Necklace is a great and affordable one.

The first things I noticed about this necklace were that it was sturdy enough to hold up to a lot of chewing and that it looks great. Unlike many chewies which look like baby teethers or are very obviously autism products, this chewy looks like a necklace that many kids would wear. Quinn (who is 6.5 years old) actually will wear this one in public, unlike his other chewies. He says this one isn’t “embarrassing”, and I can understand that sentiment.

He has chewed on his turtle daily for over a month now and it’s not showing any signs of wear, so that’s a testament to how well-made it truly is. This necklace also doubles as a fidget because of the many textures on it’s front and back surfaces, so that’s just an added bonus.

The Chewy Turtle Necklace comes in green and blue, and retails for $9.99 at www.therapyshoppe.com. This chewy necklace is PVC, BPA, lead, latex, and phthalate-free, so you can rest assured that it is safe to be chewed on.