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ARK's Y-Chew XXT (Royal Blue, "Xtra Xtra Tough" for avid chewers or those who like to chew on firm items)

ARK's Y-Chew® XXT

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  • Product Description

    Xtra Xtra Tough and textured - our toughest chew tool for avid chewers - click to see more colors|||ARK's Y-Chew® XXT is our toughest oral motor chew tool.  It's super firm ("Xtra Xtra Tough"),  recommended for avid chewers and/or those who like to chew on very firm items.  Because it has three different extensions to chew on, this chew tool tends to last the longest for the most avid chewers.  

    Each extension has its own texture (smooth, ribbed, or bumpy) for a varied sensory experience.  Use the Y-Chew® 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 oral input and stimulation
    • As a safe alternative to biting/chewing on fingers, shirts, and other hazardous non-food items
    • To decrease thumb sucking, tooth grinding, and finger/knuckle biting
    • To practice biting/chewing skills without the risk of choking
    • To improve jaw strength, jaw stability, tongue movement, and other feeding skills
    • To satisfy the urge to chew for individuals who are fed through a g-tube
    • To build oral tone, strength, mobility, control, coordination, and endurance
    • To decrease oral sensitivities, oral defensiveness, and food aversions

    Made in the USA  Made in the USA by ARK Therapeutic.  Medical grade, FDA compliant, NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.

    Caution Caution: This product is not a toy.  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.   Insider tip: encourage individuals to chew on every extension to more evenly distribute the chewing.



    • The handle allows for an easy grip, and the extensions on the top part of the "y" make it easy to reach the back molar area we do most of our chewing.
    • Each arm has a different texture: one smooth, one ribbed, and one with gentle bumps. The varied texture helps introduce new sensations and decrease oral aversions.
    • The handle measures 2½ inches and the extensions measure 1¾ and 1¼ inches respectively.
    • Made in the USA.



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    1. Amazing

      I wasn't sure about this for my almost 8 year old, do to the fact that it looks like a chew toy. But this helps calm and regulate her within a minute. Super, super durable!

    2. Durable Chew But Squeaks. Not for Kids with Noise Sensitivity

      This chew definitely would get a five star if I was rating it only on strength and stability however, my son took two chews and immediately stated that he could not use it. When I asked him why he stated that when you chew on it, it made a squeaky noise that he could not stand. I asked him to take another few chews for me so I could listen however, I heard nothing. I cleaned the chew and then provided to test it myself and sure enough, there is a very faint (to me) squeaky noise every time you bite down on the chew. If your child is not sensitive to noises like this then I'd absolutely recommend purchasing however, if your child is like mine with sound sensitivities, you may want to purchase the chew necklace which makes no sound at all. I wish I would have known this prior to purchasing and wasting the money. Hope my review helps other parents that may have a child with noise sensitivities.

    3. Durable and handy

      My son has been able to utilize the Y chew with consistent success for redirection from biting his fingers! It is durable and if I could just insert a gps locator on it because he sometimes tosses it and I get to play hide and seek with it :)

    4. For adults, too

      I just wanted to say a big Thank You for your awesome products. I know most of your testimonials are from parents about their kids but mine is about me. I'm a 32 female that wasn't diagnose with Autism until about 4 years ago. I'm high on the spectrum and when I was a kid,it wasn't heard of much,must less diagnosed. I have SPD,all senses are effectived but my texture and taste are the worst ones. This has caused many struggles because I'm a extremely picky eater but have an almost obsession to oral stimulate. Hard plastics such as pop bottle rings and caps were my go to before finding your product. I tried the Y grapper XXL, and oh my,it was perfect. I normally chew on something 6 to 8 hours per day, your product lasted about 2 months before I had to throw it away. I've tried other companies but keep coming back to yours. Thank you isn't a big enough expression of gratitude for your products. Please keep up the good work ,for the littlest to the biggest needs.

    5. Flip & chew

      Our ASD kiddo loves to stem on items by flipping them in front of his face. Also likes to chew everything, so this design allows him to do both more safetly. Ark is a great company w/ awesome products! We have many of their different chews & feeding products. If this design fits your kiddos needs, you won't be disappointed. Thanks Ark for great products,tips, & fantastic customer support! We appreciate it!!!

    6. Perfect "at home" chew for my son

      The Y-Chew XXT is a perfect “at home” chew for my son. He’s on his 3rd brick stick and goes through those pretty quick so it’s nice to give those a break and use the Y-stick at home.

    7. Best chewy we've found

      This has been the best chewy we've found for my heavy chewer. The variety is nice, he likes the different textures and chews on this instead of his shirts. Which means he now comes home with a dry shirt, without any holes or tears. Yes!

    8. XXT

      Purchased the XXT y chewy for a client who is a very tough chewer. This product is holding up extremely well; no wear marks, holes, or pieces missing. Similar products would have already been disposed of and replaced, so these are helping our budget go much further. We will definitely be purchasing more of these!

    9. Great chew

      Has helped keep my son from chewing on his shirts and other items at home.

    10. Y Chew XXT

      I am a speech language pathologist and love this product! One of my patients chews through the regular grabber within a week or two when she gets a new one. I talked to Rebecca at ARK and she recommended this one. She has been using this one at home for several months and now and hasn't chew through it yet! She still prefers to chew just on one side but it is nice that there are three options to rotate through. Thanks ARK! We love your products.

    11. Great chew!

      This chewy is great. There are multiple extensions to chew on so this chewy lasted longer than some of the others I've tried in the past.

  • Other Details

    feature: The longest lasting chew for most avid chewers
    feature: Pretty tough (the most firm), but still chewable
    feature: 3 different 'arms' to chew on - all long enough to reach the back molars
    feature: Varying texture for added sensory input
    feature: Made in the USA
    feature: See full details below