Benefits of Sensory Toys for Kids with Special Needs

Benefits of Sensory Toys for Kids with Special Needs

What are the benefits of sensory toys? This is a question we get on our SentioLife Solutions Facebook page and our KidCompanions Facebook page.  We often receive messages from distraught parents asking for solutions for their child who has challenging behaviors. Like it is often said, “Behavior is a form of COMMUNICATION”; therefore, it is best to search for the root of the problem.

This means parents, teachers, and therapists have to figure out what is causing their child/student with autism, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, Down syndrome, etc. to act a certain way. Knowing what triggers their child’s behavior makes it possible to find a strategy to help help them. The answer may be as simple as providing sensory toys or a chewy fidget.

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Pierrette d’Entremont Talks About Her Sensory Tools with Radio Canada

Pierrette d’Entremont Talks About Her Sensory Tools with Radio Canada

Pierrette designed her sensory tools thinking of her own child with sensory issues. Now KidCompanions Chewelry is sold worldwide to kids with autism, sensory processing disorders, Tourette syndrome, ADHD, etc.  The interview, “Pierrette d’Entremont Talks About Her Sensory Tools with Radio Canada” has the English Translation below. Pierrette d’Entremont-Crimmins, owner of KidCompanions talks about Chewelry and the growth of her company, SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. on Canadian News channel Radio Canada.

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Sensory and Focus Issues: Help Whining, Wiggly Kids

Sensory and Focus Issues: Help Whining, Wiggly Kids

Think your child has sensory and focus issues? Parents are always told that behavior is a form of communication. If parents can figure out what is causing their child to be constantly On-the-GO or to constantly be chewing, biting, mouthing toys, clothing, hair, hands or fingers, etc., then they can help them. If parents cannot help

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Show, Tell and WIN Chewelry – Chew Necklace from SentioLife Solutions

Show, Tell and WIN Chewelry – Chew Necklace from SentioLife Solutions

You can win a FREE SentioLife Solutions’ CHEW NECKLACE. (Either a KidCompanions Chewelry or a new SentioCHEWS)

HOW?

WANTED>>

  • photos and stories of your children using our KidCompanions Chewelry or our new SentioCHEWS!
  • From Feb. 12th to Feb 26th email lorna@kidcompanions.com with a 100 word story or longer explaining when, why, how your child benefits from using our chew necklaces.
  • Send, in an attached file,  a photo or photos of your child with our chew necklace.
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Let’s Talk Breakaway Lanyards: Material, Color Choices, Clasp, Comfort, and Length

Let’s Talk Breakaway Lanyards: Material, Color Choices, Clasp, Comfort, and Length

Why has our team at SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. worked so hard to find safe, comfortable ways for kids, tweens, or teens to wear our KidCompanions Chewelry and now our SentioCHEWS? First consider why they need a chew necklace. These individuals have sensory challenges, fidgeting/focusing problems, anxiety or transition issues and the first thing they need is a feels-just-right chewable tool! The chew necklace lanyard must feel good around the neck and the pendant must have the correct tactile texture to satisfy their needs.

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SentioCHEWS OR KidCompanions Chewelry – Comparing Our TWO Oral-Motor Tools

SentioCHEWS OR KidCompanions Chewelry – Comparing Our TWO Oral-Motor Tools

In November of 2013 SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. that designed and sells KidCompanions Chewelry since 2007 launched their new, oral-motor tool, SentioCHEWS.

Parents immediately asked how these two chew necklaces differ.  How do they compare in size, durability, and ability to satisfy the need to bite and chew?  Do SentioCHEWS have all the same features as KidCompanions Chewelry has that bring parents peace of mind?  AND the biggest eye opener/elephant–in-the-room is WHY the difference in price. Each SentioCHEWS costs you only $9,95 Canadian and our regular price for KidCompanions Chewelry is $17,49 Canadian.

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Who Is Behind KidCompanions Chewelry and What Is Her Story?

Who Is Behind KidCompanions Chewelry and What Is Her Story?

Pierrette and Lorna d’Entremont, daughter and mother, are co-owners of SentioLife Solutions, the makers of the sensory tool line “KidCompanions Chewelry“. The original KidCompanions chew necklace was invented by Pierrette in 2007. Our sensory oral-motor tool is still made in Canada and sourced in Canada and the United states.  Our sensory chew necklace is a SAFE chewy/fidget that brings parents peace of mind and the user comfort, calming, and satisfying of sensory and fidgeting needs.

The following are questions you may have about KidCompanions Chewelry and how it came about.

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KidCompanions Chewelry & SentioCHEWS: SAFE, Sensory Chew Necklaces and Clip-on Fidgets

KidCompanions Chewelry & SentioCHEWS: SAFE, Sensory Chew Necklaces and Clip-on Fidgets

Pierrette and Lorna d’Entremont are co-owners of SentioLife Solutions, Ltd.,  the makers of two  sensory tool lines “KidCompanions Chewelry” and Tougher-than-Silicone SentioCHEWS. Our goal is to help special kids be themselves and thrive. Our sensory chew necklaces and our clip-on fidgets give parents peace of mindKidCompanions Chewelry Clip-on fidget: KidCompanions Chewelry & SentioCHEWS: SAFE, Sensory Chew Necklaces and Clip-on Fidgets and support their children who MUST bite, chew or fidget.

Our chew pendants are SAFE! They are BPA, lead, latex, pcv, and phthalate free and serve as chew necklaces and as handy fidgets!  These age-appropriate, oral-motor tools are sold online and in retail stores as well as in educational and special needs catalogues around the world.

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Chewy and Fidget for Kids, Tweens and Teens

Chewy and Fidget for Kids, Tweens and Teens

A chewy and fidget are used to satisfy the needs of many who have an overwhelming urge to chew, bite, and fidget to get on with the day. These sensory oral-motor tools are chewable and wearable chew pendants for people with special needs like autism or that have sensory challenges. Individuals of all ages use them for focusing, calming, alerting, and to increase oral sensory awareness. Many who find transitions difficult, hold on to their familiar chewable necklace and feel less stressed going from home to school and from classroom to different parts of the school.

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