Chewy Tubes - Pack of Two (Blue)

£19.20 £16.00
SKU
R954153

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An innovative oral motor device designed to provide a resilient, non-food chewable surface for practising biting and chewing skills.

An innovative oral motor device designed to provide a resilient, non-food chewable surface for practising biting and chewing skills. Originally designed to be used with the Jaw Rehabilitation Program they offer a safe, non-toxic surface and are latex- and lead-free.  They provide proprioceptive input to the mouth joints (sensations from joints, muscles and connective tissues that underlie body awareness).

 

Chewy Tubes® are used by therapists to

- provide intra-oral sensory input 

- initiate jaw opening and closing skill 

- create up/down jaw action needed for feeding and speech 

- strengthen muscle function for mature biting and chewing skills and

- rehabilitate the jaw after surgery, trauma or stroke

 

Chewy Tubes® are available in packs of two and six.

 

Care

Chewy Tubes® should be inspected before each use and replaced when signs of wear become visible. Chewy Tubes may be cleaned by washing with mild soap and water.

 

 

Yellow Chewy Tubes®

  • The narrowest Chewy Tube®
  • For children – for those who show defensiveness to sensory input in the mouth
  • For those with smaller mouths
  • Typically for children 9 to 24 months or for adults with a small jaw; those recovering from stroke or from jaw surgery to preserve the masseter muscle for feeding skills 

 

Red Chewy Tubes®

  • Has a wider biteable stem
  • Intended for children 2 years and over
  • Most children start with the yellow tube and move up to the red
  • Adults who use the red version include those undergoing stroke rehabilitation exercises and post-stroke interventions as well as those undergoing post-radiation treatment of the jaw

 

Green Chewy Tubes®

  • Has bumps on the stem for additional oral input and tactile stimulation for the mouth
  • Intended for users 3 years and over

  

Blue Chewy Tubes®

  • Largest and firmest of Chewy Tubes®
  • Intended for adolescent- / adult-sized jaw
  • Intended for those with developmental disabilities or those with Autism or those with sensory processing difficulties

 

How are Chewy Tubes® Used?

Chewy Tubes® provide tactile input at the location of the molar dentation / molar gums.

To use:            

  1. Present the long bitable stem of one Chewy Tube® laterally into the right (or left) side of the mouth.
  2. Place the biteable stem of the Chewy Tube® on the cutting surface of the molar teeth or gums.
  3. Encourage repetitive biting down on the Chewy Tube® to target jaw stability and provide sensory input into the jaw.
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DimensionsDiameter: 1.5cm
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