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ARK's Y-Chews® are a safe way to exercise the mouth muscles, build oral tone, practice biting and chewing skills, and provide tactile sensory input to the lips, tongue, cheeks, and jaw. They're also a safe alternative to biting on one's fingers, knuckles, shirts, pencils, etc. Their texture can also help decrease oral defensiveness, reduce food aversions, and normalize sensitivities (both hypo and hypersensitivities). SENSES/USES: • As an oral fidget for sensory seekers craving stimulation and proprioceptive input • As a safe alternative to chewing on hands, knuckles, shirts, pencils, etc. • As an alternative to tooth-grinding and/or thumb-sucking • To help decrease oral defensiveness and food aversions • To practice biting/chewing without the risk of choking • To build oral strength, mobility, and control • To satisfy the urge to chew for individuals who are fed through a g-tube FEATURES: • While all surfaces can be chewed on, the extension of the Y-Chew® allows individuals to reach areas further back on the tongue and between the gums and teeth - giving them that extra proprioceptive input that they need. • Molded out of one solid piece of material with no holes or crevices that could harbor saliva or bacteria. • Y-Chews® comes in several different scents, and resiliencies to best fit each individual's needs. • The Y-Chew XT® is constructed of a firmer material for individuals who exert more jaw pressure. • Y-Chews have various bumps and surfaces to simulate MADE in the USA out of medical grade, FDA compliant materials that contain NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex. ***Caution: this therapeutic tool should be used under adult supervision at all times.