Debbie's Blog

What Is a Sensory Diet?

Posted by Guest Blogger Kristen Cooper, MS, OTR/L on 12th Aug 2019

This introduction to sensory diets is courtesy of Kristen Cooper, MS, OTR/L aka OT Mamacita. The term “sensory diet” has become more popular in recent years, but the understanding of what it i … read more

Chewing through Pencil Erasers

26th Jun 2018

Question:  I am looking for chews to help my almost 10 year old son stop chewing up and swallowing erasers (both large pink pearl type erasers and erasers on pencils).  I did get him a&nb … read more

An Overwhelming Need to Chew

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 2nd Apr 2018

Question:  Hi Debbie - I work at a school for children who have special needs.  I serve a lot of students (many tube-fed) who really crave oral stimulation to the point that it is diff … read more

What Is Chewelry?

25th Sep 2017

Chewelry is jewelry that's chewable (chew + jewelry = “chewelry”).  If you crave chewing on non-food items for any reason, chewable necklaces and bracelets are a way to safely satisfy tha … read more