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Guest Post: The Duospoon for Oral Motor Therapy

Guest Blogger: PsychMamma is a Midwestern SAHM of a spunky 4 yo w/multiple medical special needs. Juggling 1000 balls daily & perpetually in need of coffee & chocolate.

We recently bought the DuoSpoon from Mealtime Notions. My daughter, Jenna (4), has lots of oral-motor issues since she’s never really eaten (much) by mouth. Add in her sensory processing issues, and it’s not a good scenario for encouraging eating. She has definite aversions to certain textures in her mouth, has

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Desk Buddy Chewable Sensory Ruler

Desk Buddy Sensory Processing Disorder Bar

Does your child fidget or chew things? Mine sure does. It’s not usually a problem at home, unless your child is chewing on your glasses. Yes, it happened to me!

It can be an issue at school, though, especially if a child chews the erasers off their pencils, or fidgets with things that distract him and the kids around him from what the teacher is saying. My son’s teacher welcomes chewy toys that help my son stay focused.

There

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Chewable Necklace Giveaway

chewelry

I love highlighting innovative therapeutic kids toys.  Kid Companions jewelry is one of the coolest things I’ve come across recently. Children with a variety of developmental and emotional issues can benefit from Kid Companions “chewelry.”  This unique pendant offer kids something to fidget with and chew on.

Pierrette d’Entremont noticed that her daughter, with Tourette Syndrome, SPD and OCD, very much appreciated a heart pendant she had made for her teething sister. She could fidget to focus

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