Q&A Section – What options are there for sending him to school with something to chew?

Question: My child has the need to chew. What options are there for sending him to school with something to chew?

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Answer: I think that it is very important to note that fulfilling this need helps calm and focus students.
For years, it has been proven that students focus better while sucking on a hard candy or lollipop.
Biting fulfills the proprioceptive sense in the jaw. There are many options to help oral sensory
seekers while in class such as:

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Leslie Burby

Leslie Burby is the former Editor-in-Chief of Autism Parenting Magazine and a public speaker on autism related issues. She is the author of three autism related books: Emotional Mastery for Adult's with Autism (2013); Early Signs of Autism in Toddlers, Infants and Babies (2014); and the children's book Grace Figures Out School (2014).