Small and large jaws alike enjoy the tactile input offered by biting on Chewy Tubes for fun and therapeutic purposes.
Helps improve jaw stability and provides valuable sensory input to the jaw.
Chewy Tubes are an innovative oral-motor device designed to provide a resilient, non-food, chewable surface for practicing biting and chewing skills. They are also great for providing sensory input to the mouth in preparation for chewing. Made of FDA approved material, they are latex free, lead free and do not contain any PVC.
Chewy Tubes were originally designed to be used with the Jaw Rehabilitation Program, a patented methodology developed by Mary E. Schiavoni, M.S., CCC-SLP, Feeding Consultant and Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Therapist. The program offers a series of goals and objectives designed to develop jaw movements that are fundamental to the development of biting and chewing skills. The 43-page manual describes in detail how to use the Chewy Tubes. The assessment forms cover structure, range of motion, dentition/alignment, function, quality of motion and food texture.
Chewy Tubes are available in four attractive colors:
- Yellow Tube has a smaller stem size for chewing (3/8"diameter)
- Red Tube offers a slightly wider stem size (1/2"diameter).
- Green Tube (textured) offers a slightly wider stem size (1/2"diameter). The little bumps on the surface provide tactile stimulation for the mouth.
- Blue Tube offers a larger diameter stem size (for adults (5/8"diameter).
All chewy tubes are approx. 3" long. If a child cannot close the jaw in response to tactile stimulation, the larger size tube should be introduced first, with a transition to the narrower tube after more consistent and graded jaw closure is demonstrated. If a child demonstrates difficulty opening the jaw, start with the narrower tube and work your way up to the wider one.
Chewy Tubes may be washed with soap and water. They are recommended for children 10 months and up.
Chewy Tubes - Smooth Specifications:
- Dimensions: 3" long
- Latex Free
- Lead Free
- PVC Free
- Ages: 10 months and up
For health reasons we are unable to accept returns or exchanges of hygiene products.
Frequently Asked Questions:What are Chewy Tubes?
Who can use them?
Chewy Tubes are innovative oral motor devices designed to provide a resilient, non-food, chewable surface for practicing biting and chewing skills. Chewy Tubes have been designed to be used with the new Jaw Rehabilitation Program, a patented methodology to develop jaw motion for biting and chewing skills.
Chewy Tubes offer a safe, non-toxic surface for developing biting and chewing skills. Chewy Tubes are latex-free and lead-free. In addition, they do not contain PVC or phthalates.
Chewy Tubes are available in four fun and attractive colors. Yellow Chewy Tubes offer a smaller stem size for chewing. Red Chewy Tubes offer a slightly wider stem size. Blue Chewy Tubes offer thw widest stem size. The Green Chewy Tube features a textured stem for additional sensory input. Chewy Tubes colors are all FDA compliant and CE marked.
How are they used?Chewy Tubes are offered for tactile input at the loci of the molar dentition/molar gum region as follows:
Chewy Tubes are offered to children and adults as a safe and effective tool for practising biting and chewing skills.
Therapists may select Chewy Tubes for use in treatment of individuals who are developing initial oral motor skills, or rehabilitating the jaw after surgery, trauma or stroke.
Youngsters seeking additional proprioceptive input into the jaw may also like biting on Chewy Tubes.
Present one Chewy Tube laterally into the mouth
Touch the stem of the Chewy Tube to the cutting surface of the molar teeth/gum
Help improve jaw stability and provide valuable sensory input into the jaw through biting on a Chewy Tube
Chewy Tubes should always be used with supervision. Assessment of the jaw is recommended prior to biting on Chewy Tubes. Patients should follow the recommendations of their therapist or caregiver when using Chewy Tubes.