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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Is It a Chewy or a Fidget? SentioCHEWS and KidCompanions Chewelry Chew Necklaces Are BOTH!

Is It a Chewy or a Fidget? SentioCHEWS and KidCompanions Chewelry Chew Necklaces Are BOTH!

Is It a Chewy or a Fidget? Both our lines of chew necklaces, SentioCHEWS and KidCompanions Chewelry, are sensory toys that are both used as a mouth fidget and a hand fidget. 

Now SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. has two very different chew necklaces in its COST, FEEL and its LOOK. Children with autism (ASD), sensory processing disorder (SPD), ADHD, Tourette syndrome, Down syndrome, FASD, etc. are very sensitive to certain materials and some prefer our original KidCompanions Chewelry on the market since 2007 while others really like our new SentioCHEWS. Our newest sensory toy was launched in Nov. of 2013. What is the story behind these two chew necklaces and are they used as a chewy, a fidget, or are they both?

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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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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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