- Oral Motor
- Fine Motor
A cool and wearable necklace version of the Textured Grabber with 2 different textures|||Made in the USA, ARK's Brick Stick Textured Chew Necklace provides a safe, wearable, discreet, and cool solution for those who need to chew. Use this "chewelry" as an oral fidget (or even hand fidget) to help calm, soothe, and self-regulate during times of stress, to better focus during homework and other activities, for sensory oral motor input, and/or as a safe alternative to chewing/biting on fingers, knuckles, shirts, pencils, etc. Like all ARK sensory chews, ARK's Brick Stick™ comes in 3 color-coded toughness levels:
Choose your option from the menu above. Each pendant is sold individually with its own breakaway necklace cord. Additional cords are also an optional add-on. Color hues may vary slightly.
Designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA by ARK Therapeutic. Medical grade, FDA compliant, NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.
Caution: This product is not a toy. The clasp and cord are not intended for chewing. Contains small parts that may pose a choking hazard - direct supervision required. Recommended for ages 5 years and up. Although these chew tools are sturdy and durable, no chew tool is indestructible. Wear/tear may be expected given the nature of the intended use. How long they last is typically equal to the amount and intensity of the chewing, as well as other variables (such as jaw strength, stress/anxiety levels, if other sensory strategies are in place, etc.). While for some people a chew tool will last forever, for others with heavy/aggressive oral needs, they may go through it very quickly. Please supervise at all times and replace if necessary if the item shows signs of wear and tear. For the longest lasting chew tool overall, click here.
Both of my kids love their Brick Stick chew necklace. JJ
Worked well for a bit but had to be discarded and replaced with the smooth version because the bumps got chewed off!
Purchased in XXT T.H
We have bought 2 of these, he black and most recently the green. My son loved the black one so much and wore it out that we ended up getting the tougher one. It has kept him from. Chewing on his clothes and toys!! We also got the pencil toppers for school (he doesnt want to wear the necklace to school) and several other designs of the chew necklace but the "lego" one is his fav!! Jen
The sensory demands of a first grade classroom are intense. These good looking chewy necklaces allow my son to get much needed input for regulation so that he can be successful at school. This tool is a lifesaver! Shannon
My boyfriend has recently quit smoking and he's been chewing on things like plastic caps to cope with quitting. I got him this necklace in XXT and he loves it. It keeps him from chewing on weird things and hopefully it's taking away the urge to smoke. Melody Williams
We have two of these and they are amazing. My son has sensory processing disorder and bites his nails until they bleed and this has been SO helpful (as long as he keeps it on! :) ) He's five, and the other kids in his class think its really cool, since it's a lego, and it gives him plenty of sensory input without it being something he's embarrassed to have. He had one of the less firm necklaces and he was able to chew the bottom off, but we've had these for a few months now and they're still in good shape! Katie
Our 7 y/o daughter has a concern with putting things in her mouth abs chewing. In the past this has included her brand new glasses, books, a tooth brush, etc. My wife and I both work in the schools, however she works with special needs children. This product is used in her school as a sensory device and works great. So we thought why not give it a shot at home ! Well guess what ... it works 100% great !! We love it, our daughter loves it ! We have taken the focus off of putting things into her mouth !! Thank You ... Jonathan Rupp
This is a great idea!! It has helped calm down my 11 yr old son with sensory and anxiety issues. My only complaint is the fact it squeaks when chewed on bringing attention to the kid :( Jody C
My son loves the chewelry! It gives him a socially-acceptable outlet for his insatiable chewing due to SPD. He wears the chewelry all day long, and after the first day of wearing and using chewelry, bedtimes became much calmer, and he had a much easier time going to sleep. He is better able to concentrate on fine motor activities while chewing. Between acquiring chewelry and noise canceling headphones, my son's life has been drastically improved, as his undesirable behaviors have melted away. We all feel a lot better!
Specifically, I like that ARK is a family owned American company. I don't worry about what adulterants my son might be ingesting through his chewelry. The family is pleasant to work with, and I have gotten prompt replies from them as needed. Both the product and the service is highly recommended! Carey Smith
My son is 15 with High Functioning Autism, Tourette's and Anxiety. He is a chewer. He will chew lego bricks if he can't find anything else to chew. This has been a teeth saver. He is an aggressive chewer, so we go for the strongest option. It helps his anxiety and has stopped the lego chewing all together. Sara Marwick
We bought this Lego chewier and he loves it. It gives him something to help him feel safe. Instead of using his hands when he's mad, he chews or squeezes the Lego instead. I have been wanting to get him another one. I see you now have dinosaur ones. My son is dinosaurs all day long. He also has speech Apraxia along with his sensory processing. Here this five year old is who has a hard time saying simple things like cup and he tries to say the dinosaur names. He would absolutely love it! Paula
Love your products, they have helped my son a TON with some anxiety at school. I’ve recommended them to many who are going to place orders also!
My one complaint is that they seem to breakdown pretty quickly for the price (1-2 weeks seems pretty quick). It would be nice if you put the hole for the necklace in the middle so both ends of the stick could be more easily utilized, more bang for the buck! It would still hang adequately as it rests against the chest of the wearer.
It would also be nice to be able to easily remove the necklace daily so I could wash the rubber piece without getting soap/water on they nylon part.
***Note from ARK: Hey folks! How long a chew tool lasts can really vary depending on the amount and intensity of the chewing (plus which shape/toughness you get, one's anxiety/stress levels, etc.). For some people they last forever, for others with heavier oral sensory needs they don't. It’s kind of like a pair of sneakers - if you run several miles a day your shoes will wear out much faster than if you just walk in them once a week. If you get shoes with thin soles they'll wear out faster than shoes with thicker soles.
To that end, for avid chewing the Y-Chew XXT is typically the longest lasting option since it has 3 different extensions to chew on. It’s not the most discreet option for everyone, so what some people do is use the Y-Chew at home and one of our necklaces on-the-go. That way when used in rotation like that, they both overall last longer together.
In addition to a chew tool, other calming/sensory strategies can also be really important. We have some ideas on that here: http://www.arktherapeutic.com/blog/post/2423
Last but not least, if you'd like to remove the pendant from the cord:
1. Unclasp the necklace
2. Push the cord through the female end of the clasp (you can do it with either end but it's easier with the female)
3. Untie the knot and then you can remove the clasp and pendant
4. To reassemble, you'll just put the pendant and clasp back on, and re-tie the knot :) Melinda
And we've tried them ALL. My 9 year old son is proud to wear this itrm and it holds up well to his vigorous chewing. Many a chewed shirt collar (and the ensuing rash from wet fabric against skin) has been avoided. Many thanks! Tara
Keeps my son from biting his nails and gives him something to chew on when he is stressed other than pencils and toys Evone Gillespie
My 9 year old son love this. He is a diagnoised ocd hoarder, so he picks up anything and everythig. He was at a point where he was sticking old rusty nails, staples, paper clips, any and all toys, his clothes, pretty much everything in his mouth. Now he only chews on his necklace!!! It has put this parents mind at ease knowing its safe and won't hurt him. Heather
This tough chew toy keeps my 13 year old from tearing the arms off his and his brother's toys and putting them in his mouth. It's also safer than the metal tops to pencils he would chew on. My only complaint is the saliva sucking noise every few chews. Although that is probably less gross than drooling. Too bad it's impractical to coat everything in the chewer's environment with super nasty tasting stuff to encourage them from mouthing everything. Justin
Great for my 5 yr old chewer and he loves that it looks like a lego Sarah
This product worked perfectly for my first grader! She's able to pay attention to her teacher by playing with the textured back during class time, and I because its soft enough to chew on comfortably, I haven't had to throw away a holey shirt since I gave it to her! I recommend any child with auditory or sensory issues has one Bridget
My son just started 4th grade and this is the first time that I have ordered anything to replace the countless pencils, erasers and shirts my son has destroyed. I wish someone would have told me about this site earlier. I stumbled upon it while researching why my son would have an oral fixation at an older age. Truth is, he has always have an oral fixation. I am tired of fighting it and this will prove to give him less cavities over chewing mints and gum. He loves this chewy toy and his pencils are no longer going in his mouth and he's not at all embarrassed to use this in the classroom. Hooray on the design and durability! My son chose this and he's very proud to bring it to school with him because it looks like he is carrying a toy around. Somehow this pleases him. I just wish he wore it around his neck. At the age of 10, I think wearing a male necklace is no longer cool or something. I don't know. Kathleen Driscoll
Hello there! Recently ordered the Lego brick in lime green and happy to report my son hasn't chewed once on his collars.. Before he was ruining all his shirts due to his constant chewing, now he won't leave the house without it and his shirts are staying dry and no sign of chewing! He loves it! He learned very quick and if he forgets to put it on and goes to put his shirt in his mouth he immediately goes and gets his necklace! I don't know but I also think it helps get him through homework more easily too. Thank you! Alicia
|feature:||The sensory seeker's dream!|
|feature:||Large bumps on one side, small bumps on the other for lots of varied sensory input|
|feature:||Each pendant measures about 2.5" long, just over ½" wide, and just under ½" thick - perfect for reaching the back molars|
|feature:||3 color-coded toughness levels|
|feature:||Adjustable breakaway cord|
|feature:||Personally made by ARK in Columbia, SC USA|
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