Chewy Tubes are an oral motor device designed for practicing biting and chewing skills.
They are a safe and effective tool that therapists use to treat clients who are developing initial oral motor skills. They are
also useful for children who seek additional proprioceptive input. They work
great for developing biting skills, instead of using real food.
In the video below, Rosalie, age 6, uses a chew tube to keep from chewing on her
hands and crayons and helps her focus on the task at hand.
Why Your Big Kid Is Constantly Chewing On Inanimate Objects - A common reason why an older child may chew on objects is due to a sensory processing disorder (SPD). Those with SPD view the world differently, and it can be overwhelming; so they calm their senses down by chewing on objects around them.