NEW! ARK’s Mini Tip is a smaller version of the popular Probe Tip. The smaller size is recommended for infants up to the age of 2 or 2.5, depending on the size of the oral cavity. It is a rectangular tip with three different surfaces-bumpy, striated, and smooth. Use it with any of ARK’s Vibe handles to stimulate the gums, palate, cheek, and tongue through stroking and by applying pressure. The gentle vibrations of the Vibe handles”wake up”the mouth and provide additional sensory input. This listing is for the Mini Tip only. Vibe handles are sold separately.
MADE in the USA out of medical grade, FDA compliant materials that contain NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.
Caution: this therapeutic tool should be used under adult supervision at al Designed specifically for use in those little mouths, ARK’s Mini Tip is a smaller version of the popular Probe Tip.
It has three different surfaces: bumpy, striated, and smooth. These textured surfaces provide tactile input, awareness, and sensation both within the oral cavity as well as outside the mouth on the cheeks, neck, and arms.
This new and improved tip is constructed of one solid piece of material. The sleek, one-piece design ensures that there are no holes or crevices that could harbor moisture or bacteria.
Each tip is constructed of medical grade materials that are FDA compliant and contain no lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex. Use the Mini Tip to work on oral defensiveness and/or food aversions by de-sensitizing the mouth and introducing it to new textures. It can also be used to work on a variety of skills during speech, feeding, and oral motor therapy. Some of these skills may include:
Jaw stability and/or jaw grading
Tongue tip elevation
Tongue blade elevation
Tongue retraction or protrusion
and much more!
For detailed instructions and exercises, check out Tips & Techniques for the Z-Vibe, a how-to guide written by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP.