Teething and Chewing Necklaces Under FDA Warning – How to Find the Safest Oral Sensory Tools.

Teething and Chewing  Necklaces Under FDA Warning – How to Find the Safest Oral Sensory Tools.

The scenario is that teething and chewing necklaces are now under FDA warning. But, after trying alternatives and OT behavior techniques, your child still chews everything! Now what? How do you navigate the chewy minefield? Are there products safer than pencils, sleeves and household items? How do you find them? I felt this way in 2006 and this article revisits all the reasons why our company exists. The FDA Warning: Chew and

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Why TPE is a Better Chewelry Material Choice than Silicone

TPE is a Better Chewelry Material Choice than Silicone When designing our first chewable pendants, we researched lots of chewelry material. Natural rubber, silicone and various plastics. Over the past few years there has been a rise in food-grade silicone chewable necklaces and pendants flooding the market and we wanted to address the reasons why

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Anatomy of a Special Needs Child – Infographic by Masters in Special Education Degrees

Anatomy of a Special Needs Child – Infographic by Masters in Special Education Degrees

We were invited to share the Infographic titled Anatomy of a Special Needs Child by Masters in Special Education Degrees on our Special Needs Blog. 18.5% of American Children under 18 are special needs students. That doesn’t mean they aren’t smart, talented, or capable. Just that they have specific challenges that a “normal” student wouldn’t face.

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How to Improve the School Life of Children with Disabilities – Infographic

How to Improve the School Life of Children with Disabilities – Infographic

The team at KidCompanions Chewelry Blog has received permission from UKS Mobility to publish the following infographic and they also wrote the introduction on How to Improve the School Life of  Disabled Children.  Disabled children often face a tough time at school due to lack of awareness surrounding disability, the absence of proper facilities, and negative attitudes towards

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Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues

Become Sensory Smart

Parents can now find lots of parenting books about raising a sensory smart child. One of these is Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues by Lindsey Biel, M.A.,OTR/L and Nancy Peske.  This book has a foreword by Dr. Temple Grandin and is Winner of the NAPPA Gold Award and IParenting Media Award.

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Special Diets for Special Kids

Special Diets for Special Kids

Volumes 1 and 2 Combined by Lisa Lewis, PhD

What are the WHYs and HOWs behind dietary intervention? Do you know about the positive effects special diets seem to be having on children with autism, ADHD, allergies, celiac disease, sleep, behavior, etc.? After reading Special Diets for Special Kids by Lisa Lewis, Ph.D., I would really give a gluten-free/casein-free (GFCF) diet a try.

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Spirit of Autism Product Review: KidCompanions SentioCHEWS

Spirit of Autism Product Review: KidCompanions SentioCHEWS

Debi Taylor of Spirit of Autism writes about SentioCHEWS. Autism Specialist, mom and emergency responder, she shares her journey with other parents, offering unique solutions involving fitness, nutrition, sensory integration, alternative therapies, safety and support. Product Review: KidCompanions SentioCHEWS, by Debi Taylor Spirit of Autism | Support and TrainingAutism Help for Parents • Businesses • Emergency Responders

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