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ARK's Grabber® - the original oral motor chew (soft & chewy)

ARK's Grabber® Original Oral Motor Chew

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    Soft and very chewy for mild chewers or those with limited jaw strength|||ARK's Grabber® is our original and most popular chew tool.  Invented by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP, the Grabber is soft and chewy, perfect for mild chewers and/or as an oral motor tool for individuals with low oral tone / jaw strength.  Use it to exercise the lips, tongue, cheeks, and especially the jaw, allowing the mouth to learn and grow strong through oral exploration. It can also be used:

    • 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

    usa-flag.jpg ARK manufactures the Grabber® in the USA! It's constructed out of medical grade, FDA compliant materials that contain NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex. It's also molded out of one solid piece of material with no holes or crevices that could harbor saliva or bacteria.

    triangle.jpeg Caution: although these chew tools are made out of sturdy, medical grade materials, they are not indestructible. Some individuals (particularly those with heavy oral needs and aggressive biting/chewing) may be able to damage the tools.  How long they last may depend on the oral sensory needs of the child as well as other variables.  Please supervise at all times and replace if necessary when the item shows signs of wear and tear.  For a tougher version of the Grabber, check out the XT and XXT options.  For the toughest chew tool we make, click here.



    • With its patented P shape design, the Grabber® features a "built-in" handle that makes it easy for the hand to hold.
    • While all surfaces can be chewed on, the long extension allows individuals to reach the back molar area where we do most of our chewing.
    • The Grabber® measures 5 inches lengthwise, just under 2 inches across the loop/handle, and half an inch thick.
    • The Grabber® comes in several different sizes, textures, scents, and resiliencies to best fit each individual's needs, click here to view them all.
    • This listing is for the original Grabber® that's soft and chewy - recommended for mild chewers, or for those with limited jaw strength who need to practice biting/chewing skills and build up oral tone.
    • Made in the USA! The Grabber® is manufactured in the United States by ARK Therapeutic.  It's made out of medical grade materials that are FDA compliant and contain no lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.
    The Story

    The Grabber was one of ARK's very first inventions!  15 years ago, this solution was inspired by one of Debbie's therapy kiddos.  He was chewing through several shirts a day, and his mother was struggling to find a safer (and less expensive) alternative for him to chew on.  

    To meet this oral sensory need, Debbie and her husband John (a mechanical engineer) decided to develop ARK's Grabber.  Although they still debate which one of them came up with the clever P shape design, one thing's for sure: the built-in loop handle makes it easy for kids through adults to hold, and the long extension reaches the back molar area for proprioceptive feedback to the jaw and masseter muscle - where it's needed most.

    Debbie quickly realized that the Grabber could also be used as a non-food oral motor device to practice chewing, jaw work, tongue lateralization, and more.  The Grabber has since been successfully used by speech, feeding, and occupational therapists worldwide to improve oral motor skills.  Click on the "Therapy Video" tab above to watch Debbie explain one such exercise.


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    1. Great pressure stim

      Works well for a little on who loves to run into safe objects and receive pressure for sensory stim

    2. Highly recommended

      I am a retailer near the Marcus Institute for Autism. The have one of the premier feeding programs in the country. they highly recommend the Pink Grabber and send their patience to us to purchase it. It is one of my best selling chew products.

    3. feels so good!

      This softer Ark grabber feels so good to chew on! Just ask my boy who cannot get enough of them! I do have to say that this softer purple does not last a super long time for an intense, constant chewer. We had to move to the more durable green version.

    4. Great, safe alternative

      The ARK Grabber is a great for children seeking sensory input from chewing. A safe alternative from mouthing or chewing on toys, books, etc. It also helps promote awareness of the oral cavity and is great for oral motor therapy to decrease sensitivities and defensiveness.


      After purchasing this product my son stop chewing on things that were not good for him including his brother. lol He has made some improvement since using this product. He does not chew as much as before.

    6. ARK's Grabber

      This is a great "chewy" for kids that chew on everything! Most kids seem to like chewing on this.