ARK's Textured Goshabunga Grabber P Tube is a larger version of the original hollow Textured Grabber. Although teens and adults can use the original as well, this Goshabunga version has a much larger loop to comfortably fit larger hands. The tactile bumps and nubs provide extra sensory input.
About 5.5cm of the stem is hollow instead of solid. The tube-like stem is perfect for individuals who want their chew tool to "collapse" more, whether as a sensory chew and/or in feeding therapy. As an oral motor tool, use it to practice biting/chewing skills without the risk of choking, build jaw strength and stability, and exercise the mouth muscles. Put puréed foods inside the tube for functional biting/chewing practice so that the individual gets a taste of food when they bite down. Because the hollow tube provides less resistance than the solid Grabber versions, this is a great "starter" chew tool for individuals with limited jaw strength.
Like all ARK chews, it comes in 3 colour-coded toughness levels:
- Standard - This is the softest level, recommended for mild chewing and/or individuals with very limited jaw strength
- XT / Medium Firm - This is the middle level, which we call XT ("Xtra Tough"). It's firmer, but still fairly chewy.
- XXT / Very Firm - This is the toughest level, which we call XXT ("Xtra Xtra Tough"). This level provides the most resistance/feedback to the jaw.
**Important note: because it is hollow, the extension will feel much softer than other solid ARK chews in the same level**
Each chew is sold individually. Colour hues may vary slightly.
Please note: these hollow chews are not recommended as a long lasting option for avid/aggressive chewers. Check out any other solid chews for longer lasting options.
What does "Goshabunga" mean? It's a word coined a long time ago by John Lowsky meaning really big!
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. Although these chew tools are made out of sturdy, medical grade materials, they are not indestructible. Some individuals (particularly those with heavy oral needs and aggressive biting/chewing) may be able to damage these tools quite quickly. Please supervise at all times and replace if necessary when the item shows signs of wear and tear.