Sensory Gustation Tools







Gustatory processing, which is the sense of taste, is often overlooked when it comes to sensory differences. This is why it is important to understand and address gustatory processing in children with sensory difficulties. Gustatory processing plays a significant role in our daily lives. It helps us determine the taste, texture, and temperature of the food we eat. 

Gustation sensory difficulties can be a very challenging experience for some children. They may be sensitive to certain tastes and textures, making it difficult for them to eat a variety of foods. They may also have a limited range of food preferences, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies and impact their health.




Gustation tools have been developed to help children with sensory processing difficulties. These tools provide a positive and enjoyable eating experience for children and their families. Let's take a look at some of these sensory gustation tools that are available for children.

Chewelry - This is a type of sensory necklace or bracelet that children can wear and chew on to fulfill their oral sensory needs. It is made of safe, non-toxic materials and comes in various designs and colors to cater to different preferences.

Sensory Spoons - These spoons are designed with different textures and shapes to stimulate the senses while eating. They can help children who are sensitive to the texture of food to overcome their aversion and enjoy their meals.

Food Chopper - This kitchen tool is designed to chop and blend food into a smooth consistency, making it easier for children with sensory difficulties to eat. It is especially helpful for children who have a sensitivity to lumps in their food.

Food Picks - These are small, colorful picks that can be inserted into food to make it more visually appealing for children. They can also be used to separate different foods on a plate, making it easier for children with sensory difficulties to focus on one food at a time.

There are also strategies that parents can use to help children with sensory processing difficulties when it comes to eating. These include introducing new foods gradually, using positive reinforcement, and creating a calm and supportive environment during meals.

Gustation tools are not a one-size fits-all solution for children with sensory difficulties. Every child is unique, and what works for one may not work for another. It is very important to consult with an occupational therapist to determine the best approach for each child. 



 






 






This adorable Munchables Cat Chewelry is so cute I want to wear it all the time! My daughter is a huge cat lover so this one was designed at her request! Do you or your child love cats as much as her?
This chew necklace features a textured background in the shape of a cat's face for added sensory interest.
Munchables come with a 90 day money-back chew guarantee. 
Munchables sensory chew necklaces, bracelets, zipper pulls, and pencils toppers offer a stylish solution for chewed shirts, pencils and fingers. We’ve poured our hearts into creating the highest-quality, most stylish chewable jewelry available. 







CHEW STIXX Pencil Toppers
The sensory university has created an all new pencil topper using its top selling product. If your child bites, chews, or grinds, give them something safe to chew on. The CHEW STIXX pencil topper fits any number 2 pencil, decreases lead exposure, is safe for teeth, is socially acceptable, is allowed in classrooms, increases attention, lowers anxiety levels, and has been proven to improve concentration skills in children constantly seeking sensory input. Excellent for streamline and special needs children. Package includes one smooth and one knobby surfaced topper. Not for use with children under 4 years of age.







The Munchables Dino Skull Pendant

Pendant has an inset skull design. The reverse side features raised bumps in the outline of two bones, which is ideal for added sensory input. This pendant is appropriate for mild-moderate chewers. Munchables sensory chew necklaces, bracelets, zipper pulls and pencils toppers offer a stylish solution for chewed shirts, pencils and fingers. We’ve poured our hearts into creating the highest-quality, most stylish chewable jewelry available. 

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Munchables Dog Tags are a discreet option for older children. These chewy tags feature a raised border with writing on one side and a raised star design on the opposite side. Each order comes as pictured with two tags strung on one cord. These are ideal for mild-moderate chewers.

Munchables sensory chew necklaces, bracelets, zipper pulls and pencils toppers offer a stylish solution for chewed shirts, pencils and fingers. We’ve poured our hearts into creating the highest-quality, most stylish chewable jewelry available.

Free shipping 90 Day Chew Guarantee Recommended by Occupational Therapists














DISCLAIMER: I am not an Occupational Therapist. I am an adult who has Sensory Processing Disorder, a sensory parent and a Grandma. The information on this website is not medical advice and does not replace the information that your child's therapists give you. These are just ideas and information that I have learned myself over the years of being a parent and an adult living with SPD. If you are concerned for your child, please always seek medical attention through a family doctor, pediatrician or therapist. This website is for suggestions and informational purposes only. Each child is different and what works for one child may not for another because all children have different needs. Please always consult with a professional.

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