ARK Therapeutic is renowned for manufacturing a wide range of products for sensory motor input disorders, speech and feeding therapies. The company is dedicated to providing suitable products to help patients with chewing habits and special needs since for almost 2 decades. Product range of ARK Therapeutic includes Oral Motor Probe, Vibrating Chew Tool, Spoons, Straws and more. The Brick Stick Chewable Pencil Topper helps children in the improvement of sensory stimulation.
Does chewing on pencils or pen caps sound familiar? Made in the USA, ARK’s Brick Stick® Chewable Pencil Topper is a perfect solution. Chewing can be a very effective way to help calm, self-regulate, and focus, so these chewy pencil covers are a perfect pairing for homework, note-taking, and more. As an added bonus, they also provide extra weight to the pencil, which provides increased hand awareness and promotes proper pencil positioning.
Each topper is solid on one end for chewing, hollow on the opposite end to conveniently fit over standard #2 pencils, and textured all around for extra tactile input. The front side features large bumps, with small bumps on the back side for varied sensory input. Like all other ARK chews, they come in 3 color-coded toughness levels:
- Standard – This is the softest level, recommended for mild chewers (those who do not chew through anything).
- XT / Medium Firm – This is the middle level, which we call XT (“Xtra Tough”). It’s firmer, but still fairly chewy, recommended for moderate chewers.
- XXT / Very Firm – This is the toughest level, which we call XXT (“Xtra Xtra Tough”). It still has some “chewability” to it, but it’s fairly rigid / pretty firm. No chew tool is indestructible, but this is usually the longest lasting level for avid chewers.
Choose your option from the menu above. Each topper is sold individually with it’s own free eraser-less pencil. Color hues may vary slightly. Each topper measures about 2.5″ long, .6″ wide, and about .5″ thick (just a tad thicker than the Brick Stick necklace).
Best practice is to use with eraser-less pencils (a free one is included with each topper). Pair your topper with a Brick Stick necklace and/or Brick Bracelet for a matching set.
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. Recommended for children 6-7 years and up (the age that children typically start using a standard pencil). 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, regularly inspect the chew, and replace if necessary if the item shows signs of wear and tear. For the longest lasting chew tool overall, click here.
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