Posted By: Amy
These have been our severely autistic son's favorite toy for 2-3 years now. He doesn't wear it as a necklace, but holds it in his hand. When he first got them, we looped it in his belt so he would not lose it, but that's not necessary now. We have several, so we can keep running them through the dishwasher. He does chew on them but he has never bitten one through, which attests to their durability. Eventually, after many months, they do get very twisted up. Because our son likes them long, we just cut them in one spot when this happens, which untwists them. Our son finds it calming to shake them and to tap items, such as pictures in board books, while holding them. If we permitted it, he would hold them every waking minute, but we don't allow it at meals and during lessons, in particular. I can't say how other children will react to this toy but it is #1 for our son and very, very well made.
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